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A day of renewal for those who work with children & youth.renew_logo_final

The Whitaker Institute and YAYA Ministries invite you to join us for a day of renewal, nurturance, and learning at the third annual re:new Conference.  You will have an opportunity to attend a variety of workshops throughout the day on subjects such as curriculum, self-care, working with parents, and program development.  You’ll have the opportunity to talk with others from across the diocese, doing the same work, and share stories and ideas with one another. 

Lunch and hot & cold gourmet coffee drinks, tea, and fruit smoothies are included. 

When: Saturday, June 4 from 9-4
Where: St John’s, Royal Oak

Early bird ticket: (before May 27)

Last minute ticket: (after May 27)
Tentative Schedule

Registration opens
Free Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Fruit Smoothie bar
Informal Gathering

Opening Plenary: “You can’t pour from an empty cup” – Holly Stoner from Living Compass
This plenary session will give participants a chance to share the challenges to wellness for youth workers, explore together ways to renew themselves, and decide on things they will do to “fill their cups”.

10:15am  Workshops

Honoring God: Body, Mind, & Spirit. – Laurel Dahill
We all know that we are created as complete people: body, mind, and spirit. It could be thought of in trinitarian terms. We’re good at attending to the mind part, and very good at attending to the spirit part, but we regularly neglect the body part. In addition to honoring God in our minds and spirits, we can also honor God by being good stewards of our bodies. Laurel Dahill, a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, will lead a discussion, and teach some simple techniques to support caring for our physical health and wellbeing. 

Strengthening the connection between faith and wellness for parents and teens. – Holly Stoner
Group participants will learn about new resources available for teens and their parents that offer opportunities to discuss and reflect on the connection between their faith and the wellness decisions they make each day. 

Lunch provided

Idea Exchange
 We will use a model of “Open Fishbowl Conversation” to facilitate a time of exploring the questions you have in your ministry. We are all experienced in different parts of children’s and youth ministry, so let’s share our expertise with those who are wondering how to do ____________.

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