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The Confirmation Project: Meaningful Formation for the Christian Community
Seventh Annual CDSP Youth Ministry Symposium

March 16, 2019, 9:30-3:30 PM (including lunch); online option available; childcare available upon request at registration (deadline to reserve childcare is March 1)

This year, CDSP’s annual Youth Ministry Symposium will examine confirmation and formation practices that support youth, intergenerational groups, and the mission and spiritual growth of congregations. The event, which is open to all, is designed for youth ministers and volunteers, clergy, camp leaders, and directors of education and formation.

Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Kimball, an Episcopalian, and Dr. Jacob Sorenson, a Lutheran, serve on the leadership team of The Confirmation Project, a multi-denominational study of confirmation practices in congregations and camps funded by the Lilly Endowment. In their presentation, they will report on the findings of the study with a special focus on Lutheran and Episcopalian confirmation preparation and its potential for energizing congregational life.

The Youth Ministry Symposium is co-sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Episcopal Dioceses of Northern California, California, El Camino Real, and San Joaquin, and Province VIII of the Episcopal Church.

Province VIII may support travel for Episcopalians coming from anywhere within Province VIII; please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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January 20 - 25, 2019

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skillbuilding in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world.

Learn practices for living as Church in the World, with special attention on:

  • Mission,
  • Sustainable leadership,
  • Strategic thinking and acting,
  • Forming collaborative relationships for missional action.

Taught using presentations, discussions, role-play, readings, and class participation.

Open to GTU students for academic credit (contact the CDSP Registrar to enroll) and to clergy and laity for continuing education credits.

Anna Eng is Lead Organizer for the Bay Area IAF Communities

Anna and the other organizer instructors provide leadership training to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions and help them to build strong, sustainable organizations capable of educating and engaging members around their own missions and around issues affecting their families and communities.

Course Fee: $500 (for CEU credits)

Registration fee includes lunch Monday - Friday and dinners Sunday and Thursday.

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