Join us for our monthly
Youth Leadership Initiative Lunch!

Our monthly lunches are designed for adult ministry leaders working with youth who are eager to build a peer community and gain knowledge on relevant ministry topics. Leaders are invited for the purpose resourcing, collaboration, and being encouraged in their ministry.

Why meet for lunch?

Each month, the lunches we host are centered around rich conversation at the table. Guest speakers share their expertise on topics involving leadership, spirituality, healthy church practices, and relevant youth ministry issues. Our hope is that leaders walk away with a renewed sense of community, a network of ministry leaders, and tools they can use in their ministry contexts.

To participate in our next lunch,
simply register below:

The lunches are completely free and lunch is provided! Once your RSVP is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with details including directions, parking information, and further elaboration on the speakers and topics addressed.

Next Lunch Details

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Azusa Pacific University East Campus, LAPC
Address:  901 E Alosta Ave., Azusa CA 91702

Deadline to register is Wednesday, September 18.

DAP APU SOT Youth Pastors Lunch

Description: “Leadership Insights with President Adam Morris.” Join us for a stimulating conversation with President Adam J. Morris, Phd, who was inaugurated in 2022 as the 18th president of Azusa Pacific University. President Morris will share about his personal faith journey and key leadership lessons from his decades of experience in higher education. He is passionate about leading APU to fulfill its mission as a Christ-centered university.

September Lunch Speaker

Adam Morris

President Adam J. Morris, PhD

Azusa Pacific University

Adam J. Morris, PhD, President at Azusa Pacific University, is an accomplished senior administrator in Christian higher education with a deep love for the Lord, a genuine heart for students, and a high regard for the transformative role of an engaged faculty. He excels at mobilizing staff around a compelling vision, with specific gifting in the area of strategic planning and transformation and a rich history of securing significant external financial support to advance the mission of an organization. Entrepreneurial, innovative, collaborative, and discerning, Morris has more than 30 years of experience in Christian higher education.

He joined Biola’s senior leadership team as Vice President in 2007 and most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer, and Chief Institutional Advancement Officer. In the role of Executive Vice President, he was a member of the President’s Cabinet and the President’s Administrative Council and worked with a team of 45 senior administrators to help shape and implement the university’s strategic plan. As Chief Transformation Officer, he steered university-wide transformation efforts in order to help the institution thrive missionally, academically, and financially in the ever-changing landscape of Christian higher education. As the Chief Institutional Advancement Officer, he led all annual, capital, and deferred gift fundraising efforts. He was also responsible for the team that drove all enrollment and marketing functions linked to institutional revenue.

Morris lives in La Habra Heights, California, with his wife, Faith, and has four adult children, two in-law children, and four grandchildren.

Thank you for joining our monthly Youth Leadership Initiative lunch! We look forward to seeing you there.