Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Workshop on Youth Ministry with national consultant Rich Curran, March 18

March 18, 2011
President's Room
Lunch provided with RSVP (email: jschaefe or sign up in the Theology suite!)

A workshop for ALL Pastoral and youth ministry and Theology majors: If you had the chance to ask a ministry expert questions about life in ministry, especially youth ministry, what would you ask? Is there a best “program” to run at a parish? Are all pastors easy to work with? How long does it take to get 100 teens involved? Do they serve Ramen noodles at staff meetings? How do you get other adults to help? Will I burn out? What are the first five things I should do when I get hired?

--Come and spend the lunch hour with national speaker and youth ministry consultant Rich Curran. Rich is a funny, energetic and experienced lay minister who has served in ministry for over 20 years at the parish, diocesan and national level, and now speaks to over 50,000 youth and church workers each year. Rich is also a SMU alum! Bring your questions and spend two hours positioning yourself for a fruitful life in lay ministry. See a clip of Rich in action at www.richcurran.com .

p.s. if you need to miss class to attend, please let us know. We will send a notice to your professors asking them to allow you to attend and make up your classwork.

Also--if you are thinking "but I'm not interested in youth ministry, exactly"--come anyway. Many of the questions have to do with lay ministry in general, culture and theology, and frankly, if you work in a parish, you will be working in youth ministers! And you will be working with young people! This is a workshop that will be of value to everyone in the program. Clear your calendar, RSVP, and see you there!

p.s. Youtube link to Rich in action.