Finding Your Voice
As our Church faces an identity crisis, we young leaders face one as well. We must ask ourselves: what is our role in a time such as this? During the session we will cast a vision for the future of our Church together, discuss techniques for inviting others into this vision, and home our unique voices to lead others as the Church of today. Come and find your God-given voice as we work together toward a revived United Methodist presence which seeks justice for all!
J.J. is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College ('19) and is a certified candidate for ministry in The United Methodist Church. He has worked as the Children’s Ministry Director at Ardsley UMC, and as the Spiritual Life Coordinator for Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. J.J. spent the 2017-18 academic year studying Biblical Hebrew and theology at Oxford University, England. He spent the past four years preaching at churches and youth events, founding a progressive Christian community on his campus; he leads the Young Adult Ministries Team of the Upper NY Conference, and was a lay delegate to the special session of the General Conference in February where he made his impassioned speech for inclusion and unity, featured by the Huffington Post. His first book, Reclaiming Church, will be published by Abingdon Press and available in January 2020. Stay connected to him at jjwarren.org.