"Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith." (Hebrews 13:7)
Join high school youth and adults from across Maine July 22-26, 2019, for Empowering Young People in Christ (EPIC), a weeklong summer youth leadership institute.
Who: Teens going into their sophomore, junior, or senior years accompanied by adult youth ministry leaders from their local parish cluster.
What: Based on 1 Timothy 4:12, this time of formation focuses on the ongoing development of faith skills for living as a disciple of Jesus and sharing his Good News with others through personal witness, invitation and leadership. With a strong focus on preparing the parish groups of young disciples and their adult youth ministers through learning and growing together, this week-long experience readies them to deepen their commitment to full and active participation, and leadership in the parish. If 20 or more youth participants return from 2018, the week will include a Track 2 to deepen and expand the personal formation and leadership skills to help the youth become more effective in developing and implementing local and regional efforts.
Where: St. Joseph's College of Maine campus in Standish
Become the leader you wish had lead you......
When: 11:30 am Monday, July 22, through 3 pm Friday, July 26, 2019. Families and parish leaders are invited to join EPIC participants for closing Mass with Bishop Deeley at 2 pm Friday.
Why: EPIC is a jam-packed week focused on discipleship and evangelization, with a strong focus on equipping young people with skills to be disciples-in-action building up the kingdom as engaged members of their local parish communities. The week is filled with a good balance of social, prayer, learning, skill-building, sharing and outdoor time.
Cost: $265 per youth or adult; discount available for second adult from a parish/cluster and for 2019-2020 CYLT members; limited financial aid is available for youth participants. Fee includes housing, meals, and program for the week.
How: Registration takes place through the parish youth ministry coordinator or designated adult leader. Click to register before midnight July 10, 2019.
To hear what last year's youth leaders had to say about EPIC, click here
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