What is the Connect Conference?
The Connect Conference is a new initiative for Orthodox young adults in their 20s and 30s. Through learning, fellowship, and worship, the goal of the conference is to better connect us to our faith, the Church, and each other.
The format of the conference includes keynote addresses to the group, breakout sessions in smaller groups with time for Q&A, worship times including the Divine Liturgy, and plenty of opportunities for fellowship including communal meals and off-site activities.
Who's It For?
The Connect Conference is for young adults, from ages 21 to 39. This age range is often under-served in terms of ministries and events in our churches. While the youth, college students, and senior adults in our churches are ministered to, we Orthodox young adults sometimes go without needed support at a critical time in our lives when careers are being forged, new families are being formed, and the danger of stagnant or declining faith continues to persist. Whether you're in grad school, working, married, or single: if you're a young adult seeking to increase your faith and devotion to Christ, this conference is for you.
What Was the Theme This Year?
This year's theme was "Finding Christ in Everyday Life." Speakers included successful Orthodox Christian lay professionals and clergy who provided a range of perspectives on how we can encounter Christ while living and working from day to day.