Engaging Millennials Workshop

Engaging Millennials Workshop

Engaging Millennials Topic of Workshop Hosted by Brotherhood of St. Andrew Saint John’s Episcopal Church-Tulsa Chapter and National Office on November 18th, 2020 from 1pm-2:30pm EST via Zoom.  This event is free and open to the public with advance registration.

Media Release from Saint John's, Tulsa                                                             
Contact: Bob Baker, (918) 688-7777                                                                                                                            Nov. 9, 2020

Engaging Millennials Topic of Workshop Hosted by Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Saint John’s Episcopal Church-Tulsa Chapter and National Office


Tulsa, Okla. – The Brotherhood of St. Andrew chapter at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host a workshop and discussion focused on making connections with younger audiences by established Christian organizations and societies.
The event, titled “Serving Millennials: Fostering Young Adult Engagement in the Church,” will feature guest speaker The Reverend Matt Marino, rector of Trinity Parish in Saint Augustine, Florida. Held in collaboration with the national office of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the workshop will be hosted live via the Zoom meeting platform on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST). The event is free and open to the public with advance registration.

Marino is a sought-after speaker and presenter whom many Episcopalians may already know from his popular Facebook vlog, “On the Porch with the Padre.” Brothers of St. Andrew may also recognize him from his 2018 address to their national convention. Through this workshop, event organizers hope to inspire and provide greater tools to church-based groups comprised of older adults, who are interested in or concerned about recruiting future members, to carry on their longstanding ministries of worship, study, service and fellowship.

“Our Brotherhood is excited to virtually welcome Father Matt and to host this workshop and important discussion,” said Richard Medlock, co-director of the Brotherhood chapter at Saint John’s Church-Tulsa. “Father Matt has decades of experience engaging those coming of age. During the pandemic, our Brothers have had the privilege to get to know Father Marino by connecting electronically, following him on social media, and arranging to have him as a keynote speaker for our spring 2021 Men’s Retreat.”
“His presentation on fostering young adult engagement will be of tremendous value to group leaders,” added Medlock. “Greater understanding helps us connect with new generations and to build a more sustainable membership base for the health of both groups and church communities.”

The national office of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is pleased to work in tandem with Saint John’s Brothers to promote this complementary workshop. “We have a responsibility according to the Bible to mentor the generations behind us,” said Jeff Butcher, president of the National Brotherhood of St. Andrew. “We must share our stories, experiences and disappointments with young persons. It is absolutely our Christian duty to help the younger generation realize how important it is to follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. This program will help us take the next right step towards meeting our personal duty as a men's ministry community.”

Medlock and Butcher point out organizations that may be particularly interested in Marino’s insights and recommendations during the workshop include, but are not limited to: chapters across the nation and globe with the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Daughters of the King, Episcopal Church Women, Saint Barbara’s Guild and other affinity groups that have long-established memberships.

Register below. If you are unable to attend the live workshop, but care to view at a more convenient time, please register and check the box to “request a link to view the recording.”

Medlock noted that offering this workshop via Zoom not only keeps attendees safer, but also makes it possible to bring the learning opportunity to a greater audience. “Everyone can make a difference for Christ by participating in this workshop.”

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About Saint John’s Episcopal Church
Saint John’s Episcopal Church was founded seventy years ago and is the ministry home to 800+ individuals in and around Tulsa, Okla. Since the spring of 2020, the church had experienced a growing community across the state and country thanks to expanded digital delivery of worship services, ministry and education. Saint John’s Church offers worship or prayer services livestreamed seven days a week. For more information about this community, visit www.sjtulsa.org, @sjtulsa on Facebook, @sjtulsa on Twitter, and/or @sjtulsa on Instagram.

About the Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an international lay Christian religious organization with historical roots in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Founded in 1883, the organization is focused on evangelism ministry within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. The mission of the Brotherhood is to bring men and boys to Jesus Christ and the organization endeavors to accomplish this through the threefold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. Learn more about the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at www.brothersandrew.net.

Editor’s Note
For questions about the event, or to request an advance interview with the guest speaker, contact Bob Baker, Saint John’s Church Brotherhood of St. Andrew event communication liaison, at baker111@tulsacoxmail.com.

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