Why Serve 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Saturday, June 07, 2014

Discernment, Leadership, and Spiritualityin the New Community

We are all called by God, but what does that mean for you?

Young Adults (age 18-30) from the Asian, Black, Indigenous, and Latino/Hispanic communities of The Episcopal Church, the Lutheran Church, and churches in communion with The Episcopal Church will gather in the summer of 2014 for five days of fellowship, training, discernment, self-care, fun, and laughter as they explore this question: Why Serve?

Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don't have to do it alone. You will be among friends.

So whether you feel called to be a priest, a vestry member, a nurse, a father, a cook, or a comedian; whether you’re in school, working, or just in-between; whether you’re a regular church-goer, a used-to-goer, or a seeker, we hope you’ll join us for this transformative experience.

Together we’ll engage these and other questions:

  • The New Community – The face of our church is changing, and we are being made new. How do we renew ourselves as leaders and celebrate our diversity and commonality?
  • Identity –What does it look like to be a young adult Episcopalian of color? What does it mean for you to embrace your evolving and complex identity as a child of God?