Registration is now open for the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Annual Leadership Conference, June 23-26. Designed for Episcopal leaders in ministry with young adults (ages 18-30) on and off college campuses, this annual conference offers opportunities to meet, connect, and to be nourished and nurtured in their ministry. The conference will be held in two adjacent locations, at First United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Campus Ministry of Tucson.
The conference program is designed for leaders who are new to this work as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry. The schedule includes plenary and workshop sessions, with time dedicated for intentional conversations, relationship building, and learning from one another.
Speakers and learning opportunities will be added to the conference website as they are confirmed. Participants are encouraged to share their ideas for learning opportunities that they would like to offer or would like to see offered using this form. Deadline for submitting ideas is March 30, 2020 for the planning team to review.
During the conference, Becky Zartman and James Franklin will discuss their new book Belovedness: Finding God (and Self) on Campus. Belovedness asks a single question that gets refracted through different topics: How would you [fill in the blank] if you knew you were loved beyond all measure? How are you going to choose to live into your belovedness? While this is a book written by a group of people doing campus ministry, its central message is something to sit with and embrace in any ministry setting.
The preconference program on June 23, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm offers participants the opportunity to dive deeper into subjects and engage in in-depth conversations about challenges and joys in ministry. An optional afternoon gathering for new ministers or people new to the conference is planned for 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The conference will start with dinner on June 23. The preconference program is included in the conference fee. Additional information about the preconference will be posted on the conference webpage.
Registration and Fees
The conference fee is $65; it includes programming, space rental and some meals. Housing is not included in the registration fee. Participants may choose to stay at one of the hotels reserved at a reduced group rate or find alternative housing in the area. Please visit the conference website for additional details on housing.
Registration can be refunded or substituted until June 8. Payment must be received by June 15.
Contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, director for the Department of Faith Formation and officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries at [email protected] for more information.