Why Serve 2012
A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color (Ages 18-30)
June 6-10 just outside Washington D.C.
Hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA
Discernment, Leadership and Spirituality in 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, Latino and Native communities of the Episcopal Church will gather just outside DC this summer for five days of fellowship, training, discernment, self-care, and a whole lot of laughter as they explore this question. Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don’t have to go it alone.
So whether you are feeling called to be a priest, a vestry member, a nurse, a father, or a cook; 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 a new thing. How do we renew ourselves as leaders and celebrate our diversity without repeating past mistakes of power inequality, an ethos of scarcity, and the exclusion many of our communities faced in the past and continue to face today?
Identity – In order to take our place as ministers and leaders we must know who we are. 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?
Advocacy – We’ll take a day to see the sites of DC and explore what it means to be a person of faith engaged in our civic and common life. Who are the least-of-these that you are called to Advocate for?
The Rev. Angela Ifill, Black Ministries
Sarah Eagle Heart, Indigenous Ministries
The Rev. Anthony Guillen, Latino/Hispanic Ministries
The Rev. Fred Vergara, Asiaamerica Ministries
For more information please contact Angie Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: $65.00 (Includes meals, lodging and conference costs; does NOT include travel)
The deadline for registration is Sunday, May 15, 2012
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