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January 11-13, 2019 // Melbourne, FL
The Life Teen Horizon Conference, our newest training opportunity, is unlike anything we’ve done before! It's training grounded in youth ministry principles, but expanded with an invitation to your entire parish staff. With the same quality content, worship, liturgy, and event experience you expect from Life Teen, this new offering has been designed with your entire parish staff in mind. Plan to bring your team each year for continued professional development that will enhance your ministry efforts.
Each year the conference will feature a different topic that we'll look at in depth. Keeping up with the latest cultural trends and best practices in ministry can be challenging. Here at Life Teen, we always want to keep our eyes up, fixed on the horizon of where we're headed so that we can be ready to engage culture with the Gospel message in a way that is relevant and effective. Our culture is shifting and we’ve felt these shifts in youth ministry to be sure, but they are now impacting the whole of parish life. So we want to train & equip your whole parish staff by highlighting a different currently relevant topic each year.
This year we tackle communication. The way we communicate with parishioners, parents, teenagers, coworkers, and the community at large is often the difference between empty pews or a packed parish mission. At this training, we'll walk through best practices in communicating with your entire parish, marketing your ministry, managing communication in crisis situations and in moments of celebration.
Understanding the differences in communication styles as a staff can change a tense work environment into a supportive one. Your parish staff will benefit from breakouts about office communication, how our personality impacts and informs the way we relate to each other, and how to become more organized as a team. Teams who communicate well internally are the ones who evangelize most effectively.
We cannot turn a blind eye to cultural developments or new trends and methods in communicating the Gospel, nor should we neglect best practices that have withstood the test of time. At the conference we'll explore how we outwardly communicate the Gospel effectively through presentations, homiletics, and our witness. We'll also take a look at technology which provides more conduits than ever to communicate or to be ignored. We want to equip you to keep up with our culture's ever-changing communication methods.
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 $135 (two queen beds) or $145 (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 18th. 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!
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 conference site is approximately 20 minutes away from the Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and approximately 1 hour away from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), so keep that in mind when booking your flights. Check back soon for the full schedule!
Don’t wait to register! The earlier you register, the more you save!
$350 Super Early Bird // Register by Nov. 15
$380 Early Bird // Register by Dec. 15
$420 Regular Rate // Dec. 15 Onward
Conference fees include all sessions, materials, dinner on Friday, lunch & dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.
Room reservations must be booked directly with the hotel.
Please print, sign, and bring this Life Teen Participant Agreement Form with you to the conference to turn in at check-in.
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. For those wishing to avoid renting a car, we recommend Super Shuttle, Uber, or Lyft to get from the airport to the hotel.
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.
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:
ATTN: Horizon Conference
6105 Blue Stone Rd. Ste. B
Atlanta, GA 30328
We are here to help you! You can always contact the Events Team with any questions you may have.
Sarah Houde, Director of Events
firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-809-3902 ext. 201
Ashley Thomas, Events Registration Coordinator
email@example.com, 800-809-3902 ext. 231