During the course of our time together, we are inviting people to various “Lunch Conversation” groups if they wish to explore various topics. Below are a list of some of those conversations and which days they will fall on during the conference. If you would like to add a lunch conversation table, please reach out to Shannon Kelly.
|Short-term mission trips and other student travel: Good idea or not? Join us for a lunchtime discussion to candidly discuss the advantages and disadvantages, exchange best practices, and gain practical advice.||Stephen Cheney and Cailee Franklin|
|From the Ground Up: How to Start Diocesan YACM from scratch When I began my job three years ago there was nothing as far as Young Adult and Campus Ministries in the Diocese of South Dakota and I was tasked with starting it. Through missteps, successes, and more than a handful of failures, this conversation would be the opportunity to share what it takes to launch this new Diocesan ministry, what I have learned in this new job, and share ideas with one another on how we can succeed.||Lydia Simmons|
|Congregation-based Campus Ministry: Is your campus ministry based out of a congregation / worshipping community? Have a conversation with others whose ministry looks like this. Focus on best practices and needed support. Province V received a grant to explore the possibility of a provincial staff person to provide support to worshipping communities that desire to reach out to institutions of higher learning in their surrounding communities.||Heather Barta|
|Using your own passions to guide your ministry Laughter is contagious. Excitement is catching. Besides YACM, what are you passionate about? Let’s discuss bringing our full selves, including our non-stereotypical-YACM interests (RPGs! Geocaching! Backpacking! Knitting!), to our ministry and creating space for our communities to find Christ in their less-churchy passions.||Bekah Scolare|