Frequently Asked Questions:
What’s the word on #YCC2018?
#YCC2018 will go down at the Cole Community Center in Oklahoma City on March 4-6, 2018. We’ll kick off at 6:30pm Sunday Night and wrap it up at 9pm Tuesday night. Registration and Accommodation passes will be available this Fall 2017. (We’re still in the planning stages, y’all!)
How will I know who the speakers are or when registration opens?
Young Clergy Network members are always the first to know what we’re up to. Joining is free, AND you might just get a member discount off of the conference price. For more details, check out YCN here.
How do I register?
Well, you’ll have to hang on till Fall 2017. (We just don’t plan this far ahead!)
What is the theme?
Embodied Faith 2. Not because we couldn’t come up with spicier stuff, we just want to keep tackling the practical issues of being human–including human sexuality.
Where is the location?
Most of the sessions Monday and Tuesday will take place at the Cole Community Center behind OKC First Church at 4400 NW Expressway, OKC, OK 73116. The Sunday Night discussion panel with The 2 Windows Project hasn’t picked a venue yet. If you wanna bug them about it, you can message them on FB here.
Who is behind Young Clergy Conference?
How young is young?
We define young as 40(ish) or under, but we’re not asking you when your birthday is. We trust your better judgment.
How clergy is clergy?
We don’t monitor this that closely, either. Do you have a call to ministry of some sort? Do you wanna come support young pastors? Is your spouse coming and you don’t wanna be left out? Come on over!
I’m a Young *not-Nazarene* pastor, can I attend Young Clergy Conference?
Of course, you can! Some of the content and breakout sessions are focused on Church of the Nazarene-related topics, but you’ll get something our of it, we promise. That being said, the Sunday night discussion panel is open to the public and is a great opportunity for anyone to hear from Fr. Rohr.
I’m an old(er) Nazarene pastor, can I attend Young Clergy Conference?
#YCC is meant to be targeted, but not exclusionary. If you are an advocate and supporter of young pastors, we’re very open to having older mentors/volunteers at the conference! Our only request is that Mentor Attendees listen more than they speak. If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’d love to volunteer! How do I sign up?
Anyone can “sign up” to volunteer by purchasing a Volunteer Registration (rather than a regular conference registration). You’ll be required to work for 6 hours over the course of the 3 days and come at 4pm Sunday evening for a special volunteer orientation. But, hey, your registration is super cheap and you get a free t-shirt! Registration (and Volunteer Registration) starts in the Fall of 2017.
I have an accommodation question.
We’re offering young clergy under 40 the opportunity to stay with local church families in airbnb-style accommodations. In other words, purchasing a Local Accommodation Pass will guarantee you a bed, couch, or air mattress for the three nights of the conference: March 4, 5, and 6 . These Local Accommodation Passes are available on a first come, first served basis once registration opens in Fall 2017. More questions? Email us at youngclergy.net.