SUMMER INSTITUTE 2017
"Bless the Space Between - Missional Conversations"
St. Paul School of Theology - Oklahoma City Campus
July 17-21, 2017
The Summer Institute is a United Methodist Collegiate Ministry Conference that seeks to carry out UMCMA's mission of Support, Advocate, Connect, and Equip. We intentionally plan times of worship, learning, conversations, and connecting time. Our hope is that it be a time of training and development that aims to sharpen veteran collegiate ministers and invite those within the first five years in a collegiate ministry to learn the basics, create an environment where mentoring and relationships happen, and seek to unite and strengthen all of United Methodist Collegiate Ministry. Our focus this year is "Bless the Space Between: Missional Conversations." We have invited speakers from all different walks of life to model creating space so relationships can be formed and missional conversations can happen. We have also created more workshop space so that you can learn more, hear more, and ask more questions.
We've built in times of collegiality and support because we never want you to think you're walking this journey of United Methodist Collegiate Ministry alone. The first part of the week will be workshop heavy and specifically geared towards new campus pastors or those who want a refresher. Our plenaries will start late Tuesday afternoon, so there will be a rolling registration Monday and Tuesday. We'll be finished by noon on Friday. We want this to be a time of equipping, sparking ideas, sharing, dreaming, planning, brainstorming, and most of all collegiality.