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The Horizon Conference is a parish-wide training conference, with an intentionally narrow focus. This conference has been designed with your entire parish staff and volunteer team in mind, so you can return with your whole team each year for continued professional development that will enhance your ministry efforts.
The Men’s Retreat sponsored by Life Teen is a weekend of brotherhood, restoration, and inspiration. You can expect to hear engaging talks, to enjoy some outdoor fun in the beauty of the north Georgia mountains, and most importantly, to encounter God through the sacraments and times of prayer.
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The Horizon Conference is a parish-wide training conference, with an intentionally narrow focus. Keeping up with the latest cultural trends and best practices in ministry can be challenging. Each year Horizon highlights a new topic, aligning training with emerging ministry needs to help parishes stay at the forefront of their evangelistic efforts. This conference has been designed with your entire parish staff and volunteer team in mind, so you can return with your whole team each year for continued professional development that will enhance your ministry efforts.
The revelation of a great leader only emerges when we have the courage to come face to face with self and circumstance.
The character of a leader is shaped in the mundane, everyday moments of life. It’s here, in these routines of discipleship that the leader is made ready to respond to challenge, whatever shape it may take.
Your local Catholic parish is the circumstance that calls for leaders to emerge. You, from the pastor to the receptionist, are placed there to be the leader they need and the leader God desires to make.
This conference is a great opportunity to train your whole team, whether paid or volunteer, youth ministry or beyond. If you’re a youth minister, bring your Core Team. If you’re a pastor, consider bringing your entire staff. If you’re a DRE, bring your faith formation team, catechists, or key volunteers.
If you aren’t able to bring your whole team, will it still be worth your while to attend as an individual? Absolutely! You’ll just have to start putting those newly learned leadership skills into practice to share all you’ve learned when you get back.
Click here for a list of topics covered.
Here’s a short list of people we recommend this conference for:
Meagan Sampogna Williams, PhD, RHIA
Chief Operating Officer, BioMatrix
CEO and Co-Founder, UNIFI Labs
Las Vegas, NV
Worship Leader and Recording Artist
President/CEO, Life Teen
CIO/Executive VP, Life Teen
VP of Parish Services, Life Teen
Fr. Dan Beeman
Newport News, VA
Director of Creative & Marketing, Life Teen
Orange County, CA
Assistant to VP Parish Services, Life Teen
Director of Events, Life Teen
Director of Parish Outreach, Life Teen
St. Louis, MO
Director of Catechesis, Life Teen
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
3050 N Highway A1A
Indialantic, FL 32903
The conference will be held in the Life Center at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic, Florida, about an hour east of Orlando. With over 4,000 parishioners and active Life Teen and Edge programs, Holy Name of Jesus is a vibrant parish that serves a beach-side community. And, it’s located literally across the street from the ocean, so you’ll be able to catch some sun between sessions!
Rooms are available at the beautiful Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 3003 North Highway A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903 for a discounted rate of $139 (two double beds) or $149 (one king bed)/night. Rooms must be booked directly through the hotel by calling 321-777-5000 and mentioning the Life Teen Conference. The cutoff date to receive the special discounted conference rate is December 17th. However, the room block is limited so don’t wait to book your room. The Hilton is located directly across the street from Holy Name of Jesus and the ocean views are spectacular from almost every room!
If you are flying to the conference, the closest airport is the Melbourne International Airport (MLB). The Melbourne airport is approximately 20 minutes away from the conference site. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you may want to consider flying in to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is about 1 hour away from the conference site.
We recommend having flights arrive before 12:00pm on Friday and after 3:00pm on Sunday. Transportation is not provided by Life Teen from the airport to the conference site or hotel. However, the Hilton Melbourne Beach offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Melbourne airport at select hours. Contact the hotel directly for details.
All sessions will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in the Life Center. The Hilton and Holy Name of Jesus are across the street from each other, so you can walk right over.
On Friday, check-in will take place at the Life Center from 12:30-2:00pm. The opening session will start at 2:30pm. On Sunday, the conference will end at 12:30pm with Sunday Mass included.
The full schedule will be available soon.
$350 Super Early Bird / by Nov. 15
$380 Early Bird / by Dec. 15
$420 Regular Rate / Dec. 15 Onward
Conference fees include all sessions, materials, dinner on Friday, and lunch & dinner on Saturday. Room reservations must be booked directly with the hotel.
All registration fees must be paid no later than 30 days prior to the event. Payment can be made by check or credit card.
Checks should be made out to Life Teen and mailed to:
Life Teen, Inc.
ATTN: Horizon Conference
P.O. Box 117299
Atlanta, GA 30368-7299
60 or more days before = full refund
30-60 days before = $100 cancellation fee
14-30 days before = $200 cancellation fee
Less than 14 days before = no refund
Generous donors have made it possible for all priests to attend any Life Teen training conference for free. Simply indicate you are a priest when you register and your registration fee will be waived. If you’re a priest and you’ve never been to a Life Teen event before, we will also cover your flight and hotel expenses! To receive this portion of the scholarship, please register online for the conference and then submit this Shepherd’s Scholarship application form along with your airfare and hotel receipts to Mary Zitelli, Events Registration Coordinator. Please contact her with any questions at email@example.com or call 800-809-3902 ext. 231.
We are here to help you! You can always contact the Events Team with any questions you may have.
800-809-3902 ext. 231
Director of Events
800-809-3902 ext. 201
Assistant to the Director of Events
800-809-3902 ext. 226