What is the Connect Conference?
The Connect Conference is 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.
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?
Connect 2018 focused on "Understanding Our Purpose." We aimed to help all attendees discover a deeper connection with their God-given purpose, whether personally, professionally, in the church, or relating to others. Speakers for this year's conference included a variety of Orthodox Christian professionals and clergy who guided us through a weekend of growth while we encountered Christ through our search for understanding.
When and Where?
The 2018 conference was in Atlanta, Georgia from October 5-7, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.