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Symmetry Series


fixing broken patterns for kids in crisis

Symmetry is a series of gatherings for city leaders of faith who are concerned about the collapsing infrastructures failing kids in their community. Hosted by Dave Rahn and a small team of cultural influencers, Symmetry addresses obstacles facing youth that we simply can’t ignore. At its soul, Symmetry is about connecting and engaging the heroes and advocates for kids who are already emerging in all concerned corners of the community — business, social services, and the Church.


A next generation roundtable

"I walked away challenged by the content presented in the inaugural Symmetry gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Excited to be a part of this community."

Youth Pastor, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Locally-focused themes

Symmetry is a series of single events that take place within a 90 minute window. It incorporates a number of guest speakers and attendees at a creative venue to foster innovative ways to impact the youth in the community.Symmetry is about hosting conversations and highlighting primary issues regarding kids in crisis in your city. In every city we gather to articulate one key problem that our community can work together to resolve.

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Discussions with purpose

Our introduction is intended to be a conversation starter for cultural change in the city. We expect each participant to be a part of our conversation regardless of age, experience, denomination, or corporate affiliation. We are now a part of the Symmetry community, and our discussions will represent our commitment to symmetrical, complimentary work that bridges the gap for kids in crisis in our city.

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Symmetry's Leadership

Dr. Dave Rahn

Senior Vice-President, Chief Ministry Officer for Youth for Christ USA
Director, Huntington University Graduate Program in Youth Ministry Leadership.

Dave Rahn is a youth ministry researcher, author, futurist and missional leadership strategist. After beginning his ministry with Fort Wayne Area YFC in 1972, he joined the faculty of Huntington University in 1985 and served there full-time for 22 years before rejoining the mission of Youth for Christ/USA in 2007. In his current capacity he leverages his influence through the Symmetry Series™, a mixed method tribe-building strategy attempting to bridge the gaps for kids in crisis. His passion is to invigorate Jesus’ Church with kids who have a story to tell.

A past president of the North American Professors of Christian Education, Dave is also a founding member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. He and his wife of nearly 38 years, Susie, live in Middlebury, Indiana and enjoy being near their two grandchildren.

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