We are looking for “participants,” not “attendees.”
In Christus Vivit, Pope Francis proposes that there is a need for “new styles and strategies,” as well as recognizing “those practices that have shown their value” (204) in ministry with young people. This is what Voice + Vision: The National Summit for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults is all about.
As opposed to a conference where you hear a lot of talks, Voice + Vision is primarily focused on panel discussions and group conversations that intentionally lead to specific proposals. We want to give voice to what is happening in the United States in youth and young adult ministries and propose a vision on how we can move forward.
Are you passionate about youth and young adult ministry? Do you have experience in that ministry, either as a newcomer or a veteran? Do you have something to say about how we might accomplish that ministry more effectively?
Then please join us for Voice + Vision. We are intentionally not promoting our presenters because it isn’t about coming to a great talk from a nationally recognized speaker (though we’ve got plenty of them). It is about people like you, coming together as a community to pray, discuss, and propose “new styles and strategies,” while affirming what is going right.
This summit is co-sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville and the National Dialogue of Pastoral Ministry with Youth and Young Adults. The National Dialogue is a collaborative effort between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry, National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (LaRED), and Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA).