August 3-6, 2016
Selah Vie is an end-of-summer retreat that allows college and graduate students to pause in the midst of life in order to reflect, listen, seek guidance and discern God's purposes and direction. Specialized tracks give attention to the different life stages in which students may find themselves. Topics for discussion and discernment include:
• My Future
• Next Steps
o Beyond serving in a mission setting, in a church, at a camp, etc.
o Beyond graduation
o Beyond ...
The Selah Vie experience features:
• Worship and Prayer Opportunities
• Reflection Tracks
• Small and Large Group Experiences
• Free Time
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Click here for the 2016 DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Keynote speaker: Kasey jones
Answering the call to ministry was not an easy task for Kasey D. Jones. Reared in a small town of Duarte, California, Kasey did not have the opportunity to see women in ministerial roles in the church. However, by the age of seven, Kasey and her siblings participated in door to door evangelism, ministry to the sick, youth ministry, and other areas of church life, which provided training ground for the work that lay ahead for her. Due to Kasey's early experiences, she had never considered working in the church as a minister; however, she had not yet come to realize the plans and anointing that God had on her life.
Instead of pursuing a call to ministry, Kasey worked for more than 15 years as a community organizer and advocate. As such, she brings to her new call as Senior Pastor, experiences in program planning, community service, and advocacy work for both sacred and secular institutions at the local, national, and global levels. From these varied opportunities, Kasey most enjoys developing initiatives that cultivate and challenge youth, adults, and seniors to use their individual and collective abilities to transform institutions and communities.
Reverend Jones received her Masters of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She was a Lilly Endowment Fellow who served as one of the Resident Pastors at National City Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Washington, D.C. The Baptist World Alliance chose her to participate in its Emerging Leaders Network. The Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention invited her to participate in their Pastoral Excellence Program. Recently, she completed her term as the national Moderator for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
She is also the first woman and African American to serve as Senior Pastor of National Baptist Memorial Church in Washington, DC. Reverend Jones believes that it is the church's responsibility to teach and train believers how to live out their faith in a manner that draws others to Christ.
Worship Leader: Matt Nelson
Music and ministry have always been a part of Matt's life. Born into a family of Christian ministers, he was raised to appreciate good hymns, anthems, and being the last ones to leave the church. A lover of rock music, he took up guitar his senior year of high school. At Emory University, Matt had the opportunity to start leading worship at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the Reformed University Fellowship, beginning a journey that would ultimately lead to seminary and full-time ministry.
Matt received his Masters of Divinity degree from the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Worship, Youth, and Families at Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, FL. He is recently engaged and plans to be married to Alice Horner in November of this year!
Registration: The event is $75 per individual, which includes 7 meals from breakfast on Thursday through breakfast on Saturday, as well as 3 nights lodging. REGISTER NOW!
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