Youth Workers' Summit
Deb HirschThose working with upper middle school students to younger adults (ages 13-19) are invited to participate in a Youth Workers’ Summit: “Yearning to Know and Be Known: Naked Conversations about Sexuality and Spirituality,” October 8, 2016, with speaker Debra Hirsch. She is the author of Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations about Sexuality and Spirituality. This event is sponsored by Virginia Mennonite Conference, EMU Campus Ministries and Eastern Mennonite School.

Debra Hirsch will keynote the one-day event at Eastern Mennonite School, along with times of worship and various workshop opportunities.

Sunday school teachers, residence hall advisors, instructors and teachers, youth pastors and leaders are extended a special invitation.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:30 a.m. Welcome: Deb Horst
8:35 Worship led by Hannah Shultz
9:00 Introduction and Keynote by speaker Debra Hirsch
10:00 Questions and Answers
10:30 Break
11:00 Workshop Session I:
Identifying & Responding to Crises: Ross Erb
Pornography: Micah Hurst
Spiritual Formation of Youth: Deb Horst
Noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Workshop Session II:
Creating Safe Spaces & Holding Difficult Discussions: Ross Erb
Pornography: Micah Hurst
Spiritual Formation of Youth: Deb Horst
2:00 Love is a Verb: MC USA’s 2017 Convention in Orlando Planning: Glen Guyton
2:30 Benediction and Blessing: Clyde Kratz


Registration, including lunch, is $30 per person.
Registration is now closed.

If you are coming from a distance and are a member of a Virginia Mennonite Conference congregation, the Conference can help make arrangements for your lodging in local homes. Please send email to Anieta McCracken if you are interested.