Shane Wilbanks has been gifted and called by God as an evangelist to help you communicate Christ creatively. As a speaker, artist and illusionist, Shane travels to MAKE KNOWN the mystery of the Gospel at churches, conferences, DNOW’s, camps, youth rallies, school assemblies, retreats, leadership events and more. His illusions and live paintings help capture attention and make the Gospel visual to the next generation. In addition to traveling, Shane runs MAKE KNOWN MINISTRIES, which is a non-profit he founded in 2015 to provide resources, training, and missions for youth ministries. Shane has over 20 years full-time youth pastor experience in Georgia, and was blessed to serve churches from 300 to 3,000 attendees. He’s been a ministry coach with our Georgia Baptist Student Ministry Network for many years. Shane grew up in Commerce, Georgia, and was saved as a middle schooler at SuperWOW Camp. He was called to ministry in high school and has a degree in student ministry from Toccoa Falls College. Shane’s been married to his wife, Amy, for 24 years. They have five children and have made Newnan, Georgia their home. Booking info @ www.makeknown.net.
Help! I Have the Heart – Now Teach Me the Art of Student Ministry
Do you need a clue why “FOMO” describes the youth in your group today? Do you desire to see your youth look more like Jesus, but honestly, you would be thrilled to just see them finally bring their Bible and friends on occasion? If you can relate to any of the above, then do not miss this session. Shane has over 20 years experience as a youth pastor and is excited to be your guide through the art of student ministry. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in five basic areas: youth culture, ministry environment, disciple-making strategy, teaching, and reaching.
Breakout Session #1, Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Room 230