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 2019 will delve into the "Mystery of Faithfulness" and what that means in the lives of Orthodox Christian young professionals. Paradox is at the heart of some of Christianity's most important teachings - the first shall be last and the last shall be first, in order to save your life you must lose it. What does this mean in the 21st century? How can we act out these ancient, and still relevant, principles in a world that insists we focus on the 'self?'
When and Where?
The 2019 conference will be held Oct. 4-6 in Atlanta, GA. Hotel information will be coming soon, so make sure to check back in a few weeks.