Does it Fit? A vocational conference for young people of color

does_it_fit_logoDoes it Fit? A vocational conference for young people of color
June 1-4, 2009
Location: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Event Description:

This event is an opportunity for young adults of color of ages 18-30 to engage in activities and conversations on vocational discerment while celebrating their culture and enjoying fellowship.

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how best to spend the working years of your life. For many of us, even the option of “choosing a career” is foreign, but for others, even the choice itself can be very difficult.

For those considering ministry in the church, many of these same difficulties are magnified. How can I best live out my call to baptismal ministry? Could I possibly be called by God, along with my personal gifts and my community, to serve in an ordained capacity? What would that look like?

“Does it Fit?” seeks to explore these issues particularly as they relate to communities of color (Black, Native American/Indigenous, Asian, Latino/Hispanic). Through workshops, activities, and discussion groups, we will search the many ways of serving God in community, including ordained ministry and lay professionals within the church. Our setting will be the beautiful campus of Sewanee (University of the South), in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Come, be informed, challenged, and inspired in a community of your peers.

Cost: $50 – includes lodging, meals and ground transportation from Nashville (BNA) airport.

For registrations please contact: Deborah Henry at (212) 716-6379  or Miguelina Espinal at  (212)  716-6378. If you need assistance in Spanish, please contact Melissa Harewood at (212) 716-6376.

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