Dave Patty

Dave Patty has been involved in training youth leaders and leading national and international youth movements in Europe for over 30 years and serves as the president of Josiah Venture.  He is also a founding member of Global Youth Initiative, which mobilises and equips youth ministry trainers in over 40 countries of the world.  Dave is an ordained pastor with a BA in Theology and a MA in Education.  He has also done graduate work in Leadership Development at Harvard University.  For the past 21 years he has lived in the Czech Republic, and spent the 10 years before that in Germany.  Dave is married to Connie, and has three children, Tyler, Caleb, and Claire.



2018 Forum Sessions

Afternoon Workshops

Family on Mission: How to Increase Your Kingdom Impact by Going from Parents in Ministry to Family on Mission

Many of the children of those in ministry resent the work of their parents and end up far from God, or at least far from ministry.  Others catch the vision of Christ’s kingdom at an early age, join their parents, and become a powerful light in their schools and among their friends.  What makes the difference between kids who wander and a family on mission? Drawing from personal experiences, the Word of God, and a recently completed research study of ministry families in Europe, Dave will help you understand how you can equip your family for multi-generational impact.

Talking with Young People about Sex

While everyone else is talking about sex, the ones who have the most wisdom to give - parents, youth leaders, pastors and older friends - are often embarrassingly quiet.  How should you talk with young people about sex?  How do you start the conversation, and what do they most need to hear from you?  How can your words about God’s perspective make all the difference as they try to make sense of their sexuality in a very confused world? Drawing from over 30 years’ experience in work with young people in Europe, Dave Patty will equip you to be ready for life-changing conversations.



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