Call for the preparatory committee members
We are searching for volunteers for conference preparation team members! for our conference“Life choices“.
Is your faith important to you?
Is your love life?
Are the two mutually exclusive or somehow in conflict?
Do you ever talk about one in the context of the other?
Do you feel able to do so freely?
In recent times the majority of us as young Christians have enjoyed unprecedented freedom when it comes to making decisions about our private lives and futures, the church having lost much of its previously unchallenged authority in dictating how we should act. In the absence of a unified and consistent voice on such matters, however, many feel insecure in their actions and unguided by the church in this aspect of their lives.
Opinions have become polarised and although these themes hold questions that are essential for most young people, both open conversation and exchange of ideas in a diverse community are rare, the topics pushed into the space of private reflection. Especially the topic of sexuality is often stigmatised and is only addressed in close circles of friends, in which convictions are rarely challenged. This is dangerous for us in general and as individual Christians, promoting feelings of passivity and an unquestioned acceptance of established social norms and gender roles.
All of these topics need an open conversation among young people today. WSCF-e plans to hold a conference in October to provide such an opportunity, to explore the issues which are so vital in young people’s lives yet so often go undiscussed. This safe space will allow an extensive examination of the topic, from the analysis of church doctrine to the sharing of personal experience.
If you feel strongly about promoting this vital discussion amongst young people, then apply to be on our prep com and help us do just that
We are looking for you to help us organize a conference about life relationships and identity, which will take place from the 6th to the 12th October in Norway!
- become part of a team that, from May till October 2014, will prepare the conference
- take on a big responsibility with other volunteers and help this event be a success
- challenge yourself, develop new skills in public relations work, time management and team work and realize your potential
- contribute your own knowledge, experience and talents
- connect with other Christian students, gain experience working in an international team and have a fun time together
Preparations will include two in-person meetings of the volunteer leadership team in Poland. The dates of the first in-person meeting is 6th to the 8th June but the location is yet to be decided
If you would like to get a taste of how it is to be in a Preparatory Committee, read this reflection by Annika Foltin (who was a prepcom member of “Who is my Neighbour” conference in Autumn 2012).
To apply to become a volunteer, please fill in the Application Form and send it to our event coordinator. The applications deadline is Monday 28th April.
We look forward to hearing from you and to create our team!