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CYAM Retreat: Call For Papers

Deadline: March 24, 2018
Notification: April 14, 2018
Confirmation: April 28, 2018

It is with great excitement that the Connectional Young Adult Ministry of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church extends this call for workshop proposals for the upcoming Young Adult Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 24-27, 2018. The RESET (Refresh, Reclaim, Renew) retreat, formerly known as FOCUS and FIRE, is designed to empower Young Adults in the CME Church around spiritual refreshing, creative worship, biblical studies, emerging ministry, and professional and personal development.  

Proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), church affiliation, and title of the presentation in the header, as well as state which set of dialogues (listed in bold) the presentation will address. Proposals should also include a brief outline of why the presentation is significant to young adults and why it is appropriate for this gathering. Please list any materials needed to realize the presentation. If your presentation is based on an essay or book, please attach that information as well. All proposals should be under 300 words.

Selected presenters may receive some registration or conference assistance.


Spiritual Refreshing
o    Spiritual self care
o    Meditation and contemplative practices
o    Spiritual practices for personality types (Enneagram/Meyers-Briggs)
o    Practices of prayer

Creative Worship
o    Mime/Drama/Dance
o    Social Media
o    Traditional/Contemporary Liturgies

Biblical Studies
o    What does the Bible say about?
o    Old and New Testament Considerations
o    Character Study
o    Prophetic Tradition in the Black Church

Emerging Ministry
o    Sustaining/Invigorating Ministries
o    What works at my church?
o    Social Justice and the Young Adult Ministry

Professional and Personal Development
o    Financial literacy
o    Networking
o    For brothers/sisters only
o    Developing sacred spaces/Prayer room

To submit your Proposal, fill out our form via the Button link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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