This year, CDSP’s annual Youth Ministry Symposium will examine confirmation and formation practices that support youth, intergenerational groups, and the mission and spiritual growth of congregations. The event, which is open to all, is designed for youth ministers and volunteers, clergy, camp leaders, and directors of education and formation.
When: March 16, 2019, 9:30am – 3:30pm, including lunch
Location: CDSP, 2450 LeConte, Berkeley
Cost: $25, including lunch and materials
Childcare available if requested by March 1
Keynote speakers: Dr. Lisa Kimball [Episcopalian] and Dr. Jacob Sorenson [Lutheran] server on the leadership team of The Confirmation Project, a multi-denominational study of confirmation practices in congregations and camps funded by the Lilly Endowment. In their presentation, they will report on the findings of the study with a special focus on Lutheran and Episcopalian confirmation preparation and its potential for energizing congregational life, and the role of camps and immersive experiences in this project.
The Youth Ministry Symposium is co-sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Episcopal Dioceses of Northern California, California, El Camino Real, and San Joaquin, and Province VIIII of the Episcopal Church. TEC Province VIIII may support travel for Episcopalians coming from anywhere within Province VIIII. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more.