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REFOCUS: Faith Formation with GenZ

People who work with youth spend their hearts, souls, minds, and energy nurturing teenagers. REFOCUS creates time and space for nurturing these workers with resources, fellowship, a fresh outlook, and a time to be on the receiving end of ministry. At this year’s annual REFOCUS retreat, join Michelle Thomas-Bush to talk about faith formation with GenZ. As we seek to understand Gen Z, we will explore implications for the church today and in the future. We can dramatically improve our effectiveness in faith formation by learning new approaches and methods designed to connect with this next generation. Mindfulness will be a core spiritual practice of this generation, so we will join in daily practices and learn some mindful games.  

Dates: Monday, October 26, 3:00 p.m. – Wednesday, October 28, Noon

Presenter: Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush

Cost: $100 each, all meals except dinner Tuesday and Wednesday lunch included; housing costs are separate. To secure housing at Austin Seminary contact Mikala McFerren.

For members of the REFOCUS Collective the participant fee and housing for this retreat are included in your program fee.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center,100 E. 27th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

Recommended for: youth ministry leaders 

Refuel your resources
Equip yourself with education
Fellowship with other youth workers
Outlooks with fresh eyes
Connect with God, self and others
U are the one being ministered to here
Share your gifts and ideas with other youth workers

About the Presenter

Michelle Thomas-Bush accompanies the youth and their families of Myers Park Presbyterian Church through the joyous and turbulent waters of adolescence, staying up late and waking up early to do ministry. She serves as associate pastor for the church. Michelle is also the founder of the Big Ideas in Youth Ministry podcast. Listen here.