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170 Gather for "Come to the Feast" Focus on Youth Ministry

( [email protected] ) Jun 07, 2004 12:54 PM EDT

The fourth biennial “Come to the Feast” gathering, organized by the National Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Young Adult Ministries Team, successfully drew 170 young adults from across the states to find creative and relevant ways to develop young adult ministries at the local church, May 26-31, 2004.

The theme of the weeklong event, “The Art of Ministry and Play” was integrated throughout the workshops for campus ministers, lay leaders of young adult ministry, denominational staff, pastors and others responsible for young adult ministries. And for the first time in its history, the CTTF gathering incorporated an “experimental learning model” to simulate the needs of those in leadership roles with young adults.

Young adults representing the United Church of Christ, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), the Mennonite Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Reformed Church in America, United Church of Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, ELCA in Canada and Unitarian Universalist Association were present at this year’s CTTF.