Youth pastors, please join us for a lunch to discuss the transition from high school to college/career—especially pertinent in anticipation of the upcoming high school graduation season. Increasingly our culture encourages young people to lead compartmentalized lives, where faith is divided from school and work. Youth pastors have a significant opportunity to help students bridge that divide, equipping them to understand how their faith holds all of the pieces together as they transition from high school into college and/or career.We’ll hear thoughts on this topic from Anselm House executive director Bryan Bademen and student outreach coordinator Nataleigh Waters. Anselm House is a ministry at the University of Minnesota committed to helping students and faculty connect faith and knowledge with all of life. Come for a time of good food and conversation with other youth pastors, and explore with us how to send your graduating students out well from your ministries.
Join us for an evening with Dr. Michael Wittmer, author of Becoming Worldly Saints. If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world? Many Christians sense tension between their desires to enjoy life in this world--the beauty of God's creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others--and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? Dr. Wittmer believes the answer is by living out our God-given purposes. Come learn what it means to be a "worldly saint".
Well known author, Michael Wittmer, will challenge us to truly evaluate our theology and identify ways it may not fully integrate in all of life. What is a sacred/secular divide and how does it now fit with God's plan for the world? This workshop for pastors and leaders will address this tough question, and offer resources to consider how to better lead and teach from a whole-life theology perspective.