Adaptation and Sustainability in Ministry with Young People
Saturday, December 4, 2010 Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diocesan ordinations follow at 3 p.m.) Place: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco, CA 94108 Cost: $15, which includes lunch (scholarships available)
If you are committed to ministry with young people within the Diocese of California, and if you would like to make your hopes and dreams for these ministries known in conversation with others who share your passion, then plan to attend this Ember Day conversation on the morning of Ordination Day. Learn from practitioners in ministry with young people, hear from young Episcopalians themselves, and connect with other stakeholders — youth leaders, parents, and camp and college chaplains — as we chart a contemporary course for getting from childhood to young adulthood with a robust faith in God.
A popular speaker, retreat leader and workshop presenter on the topics of spirituality, prayer, and teen faith formation, Jenifer Gamber has been involved in Christian formation since she began teaching Sunday school as a teenager. She is the author of two widely-read books about the Episcopal Church: My Faith, My Life for teenagers and Your Faith, Your Life for adults. Her Web site, www.myfaithmylife.org, offers a wealth of resources for adults who work with youth. She is the Vice-President of the National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors, has an active ministry leading confirmation and baptism preparation at her home church, the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, PA, and is a Companion of the Holy Cross.
Gather your whole ministry team for inspiration and celebration. Plan to stay for the ordination service, which will begin at 3 p.m.