November 9 - 11, 2018
SALT stands for "Serving And Learning Together."
Each fall high school students, college students, and adults gather for a conference focused on discipleship (learning how to better live out our faith in the world). The conference includes keynotes, workshops, worship, music, and so much more. You won't want to miss SALT 2018!
The theme for this year's SALT Conference is “For Such a Time as This” and our theme verse is Esther 4:14 (NRSV): “For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”
Here are some words from our Keynoter, Andy Morgan, about the theme:
"Throughout our weekend together, our Keynote time will focus on reshaping how we view the world. So often we see the tough parts of our personal lives or tragic stories of our lives as a people through a lens of despair and hopelessness. My hope, as Keynote Speaker, will be to help the SALT participants see their lives and the world with compassion and hope, motivated to make them more as God intended them to be. We will do this by exploring the story of Esther in four sessions that will include an overview of the story, a morning keynote focusing on faithfulness called "the best and worst", an evening keynote focusing on seeing the world through the lens of faith, called "For such a time as this", and a closing sermon focused on finding God's presence in difficult circumstances called "Where's God?"
If you feel called to participate in the SALT Conference this year, you will learn a lot about Esther, a very interesting and funny story in the Bible (as well as learning best practices in studying Scripture on your own) and have a great time doing so. But most of all, with God's help, I hope you will come away from the conference with a new perspective of hope to approach the world and spread the love of Christ. I'm very excited about this conference and I hope to see you there."
2018 Registration Information
November 9 - 11
Register before October 8, 2018, and save $20 per registration.
For questions about registration, please contact Nola Avey at firstname.lastname@example.org
For program related questions, please contact Hannah Altman at email@example.com
Andy Morgan has served as pastor to UKirk at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2015. Andy is married to Sarah Morgan, Associate Pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, and has a son named Robert. Andy enjoys video games, memes, and sending Bejeweled requests to YOU on Facebook. Andy hopes that, through a blend of humor and serious study, we will come to a deeper appreciation of the content and call heard and experienced within the story of Esther.
Steven Hall is a musician, songwriter, frisbee thrower and podcast junkie who lives in Durham, North Carolina. He is a born and raised Presbyterian, and is the Director of Contemporary Arts at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Raleigh. Steven studied Music Performance at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and has toured his music through 33 states and several countries. He records and performs under the name Bear Stevens.
8:15-8:45 Welcome Mixer
8:45-9:15 Opening Gathering
9:15-10:00 Music and Keynote #1
10:00-10:30 Small Groups
10:30-10:45 Snack Break
11:45 Lights Out
9:30-10:45 Energizers, Music, and Keynote #2
10:45-11:00 Small Groups
11:00-12:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop A
1:23-1:30 Group Photo
1:30-2:45 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop B
2:45-4:45 Free Time
5:00-6:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop C
7:30-8:45 Energizers, Music, and Keynote #3
8:45-9:15 Small Groups
9:15-10:15 Station Recreation
10:15-10:45 Campfire & S’mores
10:45-11:15 Back Home Group
11:45 Lights out
8:30-9:45 Breakfast and Checkout
10:00-10:20 Small Groups and Evaluations
10:20 Closing Worship
11:30 Attendees Leave
Welcome to SALT
New videos will be created at the next planning team meeting. These videos are from the 2017 conference. However, they will give those of you new to SALT a sense of what the conference accomplishes, and how we go about it until the new videos are made. Enjoy!