April 8-10, 2013
Cost: $50 per person, double occupancy
When Jesus called the disciples to leave their work, friends, and families behind to follow him they dropped everything and followed. Emerging adults are characterized as those who between being teenagers and full fledged adults. In this two night retreat author and speaker John Roberto will lead us to explore the characteristics of emerging adults and discern ways to engage them in the various ministries of the church, both existing and new. We will conclude with ways to develop leadership and vocational discernment opportunities.
John is editor of the journal Lifelong Faith and coordinator for the Faith Formation 2020 Initiative (www.faithformation2020.net). He also works on the Vibrant Faith Ministries team as a project coordinator for theFaith Formation Learning Exchange. John works as a consultant to churches and national organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored books and program manuals in youth ministry, family ministry, and intergenerational faith formation. His latest publications include Faith Formation 2020: Designing the Future of Faith, The Spirit and Culture of Youth Ministry (co-authored), and Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners.
Monday, April 8
3pm - 5:30pm Session 1: Understanding Emerging Adults Today
7pm Evening Prayer
Tuesday, April 9
9am - 12noon Session 2: 21st Century Ministry and Faith Formation with Emerging Adults
1:30-5:30pm Session 3: Developing a 21st Century Approach to Ministry & Faith Formation with Emerging Adults
Wednesday, April 10
9am-12noon Session 4: Developing Leadership and Vocation with Emerging Adults
12:30 Lunch with Sending Rite
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