Join us for a variety of workshops!
Having a hard time choosing? No worries! Many will be recorded and available after the conference.
To found out more about our speakers, check out the Speakers Page.
|Workshop Title||Name(s) of Presenters||Short paragraph about the workshop|
|Orientation to Campus Ministry||Allen Wakabayashi||For those new to campus ministry or just wanting more tips and help, this workshop will help orient you to the work of doing ministry on campus - from big picture ideas to practical tips about what to do.|
|Moving from Tolerating to Celebrating: Ministry with LGBTQIA+ Communities||The Rev. D. Scott Russell||Are you keeping up? Have any questions? As we celebrate the many, diverse "queer" communities during Pride, join us as we look at some history, tips, and challenges faced when seeking to authentically minister with all of God's people. There will be Q&A time with young adults and campus ministry folx who are on the frontlines in this important work.|
|Sharing ||The Rev. Stacy Alan and Joe Merlino||Campus ministries often dwell at the intersection of congregational, nonprofit, and alumni association practices, each with its own dynamic for fundraising, community building, and creating sustainable support. Campus ministries often find that they must mix practices from each model to support the work they do. Join us for a workshop that explores the grounding influence of narrative creation in setting a tone, defining a strategy, and sharing your story in such a way that donors (and other stakeholders) can find themselves in it.|
|Small Groups: Replacing Loneliness with Beloved Community||Steve Mullaney + Gretchen Roeck||Loneliness is a crisis on campus! 22% of twenty-somethings report having ZERO friends and loneliness is really bad for mental and physical health. Small groups can incorporate spiritual and secular intentional practices to give our students a roadmap towards community. Last year, Gretchen and Steve coached 27 small group leaders who convened over 125 young adults to share their stories and work to replace social isolation with Beloved Community. AND we had a ton of fun doing it. We're excited to: share stories of what we've learned so far; offer actionable + practical tips for small groups & tap into the wisdom of the whole room for further ideas and inspiration|
|Building Relationships Through Acts of Service||The Rev. Anna Broadbent||Joining a new community can be a daunting experience for anyone at any age and finding ways to help newcomers enter through the doors of a church or a minsitry is a creative exercise for even the most seasoned leaders. This workshop explores how using volunteer opportunties and acts of service can be a very effective front door to support the development of a healthy young adults ministry, develop leadership opportunties within your ministry and most importantly, foster life giving relationships among members of their group while fuiling their relationship with God.|
|Political Advocacy and Self Care: Can We Do It All?||Alan Yarborough||Advocacy strategies are critical to seeing through progress on policy and legislative changes, but how can those very strategies take into account our self care? With so many problems and issues of injustice demanding our attention, including many that may be impacting ourselves while we advocate, how can we leverage advocacy best practices, our faith, and our community to keep our strength and perservere? Join for an informed, informal conversation that explores a bit about how The Episcopal Church conducts federal level U.S. advocacy, but also how we maintain and encourage self care in the process.|
|Making time for a Sacred Summer - Finding Rest||Lilly Lewin||How do we open the Gift of Rest this summer? What makes it so hard for us to actually stop, breathe, and fill up our cups? Bring something that symbolizes summer to you, and your coffee cup and sunglasses to pray with us!|
|Starting from Scratch... or even from Rubble||The Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers||Are you discerning a brand new campus or young adult ministry? Or perhaps wondering how to revision or restart one that has potential for new life? In this workshop, we'll look at some of the practices of church planting - including choosing missional leadership and engaging your neighborhood -and how they might be helpful in your context|
|Rest, Resilience, and Improv Comedy||Scott Stoner||This workshop will explore how both the fun and wisdom of improv comedy can help us be more rested and resilient in our personal lives and ministries. We will play some improv games together and learn how essential rest and play are to strengthening our capacity for resilience. If we didn’t know it before the pandemic, we certainly know now that all life and all ministry is improv. This workshop will be equal parts self-care and ideas for how improv skills can enhance our ministries.|
|Growing a Healthy & Supportive Leadership Community: Board Development in the Age of Student Empowerment and Partnerships||Paul Carling||Three of the key building blocks of a sustainable campus ministry are student leadership; an array of partner organizations; and a strong governance board. Strategies for eveloping an integrated approach to building each of these capacities vary greatly depending on context, size of ministry, relationship with one's diocese, legal status and organizational structure. This workshop will consist of a presentation and discussion about how to apply these building blocks in an integrated way in the various contexts in which participants minister.|
|Eradicating Aloneness: Relational Evangelism as Good News||Jerusalem Greer||Loneliness is one of the starkest realities of modern life, and is connected to a variety of mental and physical health issues. I am curious – what if we saw part of our call as evangelists (and the Body of Christ) to eradicate aloneness? How would that change our ministries? Let’s explore this idea and some relational evangelism practices together.|
|Having and Helping Those with ADHD in Ministry||Fr. Blake Woods||Did you know that those who suffer from ADHD are 5 times more likely to commit suicide? Imagine living in a world that constantly asks you to do the impossible, and when you fall short mercilessly tells you that you aren't good enough. That you are flaky, or stupid, or lazy, or just broken. The shame and desperation from this constant struggle don't go away with childhood. In fact they can get even worse when success in school, work, and relationships become the barometers of a good life and it feels like your brain constantly undermines these endeavors at every turn. This is why there is nothing more meaningful to someone with ADHD than another who sees them. It is living water, it is Good News, it is grace, and it can save lives. I invite you to come and hear my story and learn how you can be an advocate for those who desperately need it.|
|Racial Healing Affinity Groups||Bronwyn Skov, Canon Myra Garnes, Sierra Kacher, and The Rev. Nelson Mendoza||A conversation about a pilot curriculum for learning to go deeper into our human experiences of racism. The purpose of the Racial Healing Affinity Groups is to educate and equip young people in matters of racism and it’s dismantling in the Episcopal Church and beyond in order to equip them to be agents of change in all matters of racism with a strong focus on racial healing, reconciliation, and social justice.|
|Young Adult Lay Leadership||Kathy Staudt||A conversation with lay leader, educator and writer Kathy Staudt about how to claim and grow into our vocations as leaders in the church and followers of Jesus in a world in need of healing and reconciliation. Drawn from Kathy's forthcoming book Shaping a Faithful Life: Discernment and Discipleship for Young Adults.|
|Processing the year through Collage and/or Journaling||Lilly Lewin||We all need time to process this crazy year! All the feelings and emotions we’ve experienced. We will listen to Isaiah 35 and respond by creating a collage. You will need old magazines, glue or glue stick, scissors, paper, markers to create your collage.|