The Intentional Christian Community Program helps young adult develop their capacity to love and serve through strengthening their faith. Through digging deep roots into the richness of God’s love and daily grace, participants grow into disciples and servant leaders who will sustain the storms and challenges of life.
Evening Vespers Curriculum
A year-long study has been designed specifically in response to the desires and the needs of young people engaged in service. The curriculum is designed to:
- facilitate conversation, fellowship and vocational discernment among young adults involved in community service.
- affirm young people’s commitment to service and justice.
- equip young people for deeper social analysis and theological reflection on issues which face our communities and our churches.
- connect young people’s interest in service and justice with the Gospel story of social engagement and witness against injustice.
- empower young adults to provide leadership for a local community of faith and the church as a whole, while drawing on the many resources of the church and its people.
- support individuals in their vocational discernment and lift up opportunities for fulltime Christian ministry including, but not limited to, ordained ministry.
YANOLA: Young Adults in New Orleans
YANOLA is a network open to all young adults in volunteer service throughout the Greater New Orleans area. YANOLA gatherings and activities are opportunities for young adults to meet and fellowship with others, find spiritual support, and have some fun together as they experience the challenges and blessings of volunteer service in NOLA.
YANOLA participants have included members of the Episcopal Service Corps, Lasallian Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) Presbyterian Church (USA), and the St. Joseph Workers Program.
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Congregational Worship & Participation
New Orleans is not only a melting pot of cultures but also faith traditions. What better way to build relationships with the locals than through our houses of worship? For rich sources and opportunities for sabbath, service and fellowship, Community participants are encouraged to find a local congregation to connect with the larger Body of Christ.
Like Moses to Joshua, Ruth and Naomi, and Paul with Timothy – there are many examples of how mentoring relationships help shape both the mentor and the mentee in their faith journey. Community participants will commit to meeting regularly with a local mentor. A mentor is ”a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.”
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17