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Whether you are returning from a fantastic camp experience or beginning your parish youth ministries, you can’t help but admit that there is something special about sharing the Orthodox faith with people. It’s almost addictive. If you are called and blessed to work with youth, be sure to mark your calendars and register for the 2017 Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference, in Austin, TX on January 26-28, 2017.
The Conference hopes to offer an enriching and uplifting experience that will connect youth and camp workers and provide them with inspirational and challenging ideas to help them refine and improve their work.
Fr. Maximos Constas, Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, will open the conference with the keynote: The Seamless Garment: Towards a Unified Model of Ministry.
Youth Ministry vs Adult Ministry – Jacob Saylor, Kids Come Second: Building Parish Ministry by Developing Young Adults
Home vs Parish – Elissa Bjeletich, Raising Saints: Finishing the Work of the Parish at Home (and Vice Versa)
Head vs Heart – Matushka Jennifer Haddad Mosher, Catechizing Heads and Hearts: Towards a Holistic View of Orthodox Formation
Leaders vs Community – Father Aris P. Metrakos, United in Diversity: Bringing Together Church and Neighborhood
Success vs Failure – Christian Gonzalez, Finding Success in Failure: Why Ministry is About More than Making “Good Kids”
Church vs Society – Emma Solak, Keeping the Faith: Why The World Isn’t That Scary After All
Tradition vs Tradition – Grammenos Karanos, Singing Together: Towards Unity in Worship
Jurisdiction vs Jurisdiction – Steven Christoforou, From the Bottom Up: A Grassroots Approach to Orthodox Unity
For more information, go to orthodoxycc.org
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