Self Care & Sabbath

Crash Courses in Youth Ministry


How can setting boundaries and time for you to connect with God improve your leadership? How can you tell the difference between self-care activities and honest-to-goodness Sabbath time where you intentionally provide time and personal space for God?

Chris Wilterdink is the Director of Young People’s Ministries at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church, where he helps to challenge, resource, and support the church’s discipleship efforts with young people around the globe. Chris brings 12 years of local church experience, and a variety of gifts in teaching, training, and organizing to this ministry. Chris has authored and co-authored several books including Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Youth available through Upper Room Books.


Claire Condrey serves as a District Student Discipleship Coordinator in Central Texas. She has over 15 years experience in Youth Ministry. She spent the first part of her ministry serving as a Youth Worker in the local church in Louisiana and Texas and the second half coordinating youth ministry for the Central Texas Conference. Claire is passionate about Youth Ministry and the significant impact it can have in a person’s life; her own experiences in youth group as a teen helped mold, develop, and deepen her faith. Claire is humbled to have the opportunity to support Youth Workers as they walk alongside our young people at the pivotal time in their lives.