“And Who Is My Neighbor?”
November 8 - 10, 2019
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.
This year’s theme draws upon Luke 10:25-37, the story of the good Samaritan.
We will explore the topic of “interfaith friendship” through keynotes, music, workshops, and small group discussions. Our keynote speaker, Matt Hartley, leads the Interfaith Center at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and will be bringing his wealth of experience and insight to this conference! Who is your neighbor? What does being a good neighbor mean?
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We have three different workshop tracks for each age group: high school, college, and adults.
Below is a brief summary of the workshops we will be offering for high school and college! Adults will have one of these workshops, a bible study, and one on one time with the keynoter.
#1 “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”
As a followup on our first keynote, this workshop will focus on personal experiences and neighborliness.
#2 “Good News!”
What is evangelism and how does it work with Interfaith relationships? This workshop will explore neighborly ways of sharing faith.
#3 “Go and Do; Conversations with our Neighbors”
This workshop will be a conversation on interfaith relationships using real life examples of interfaith friendships.
November 8 - 10
Registration is open!
SAVE $20 and register by October 7
Our one cost for registration conveniently covers all housing, meals, and programming.
High School Youth $149 ($169 after 10/7)
College $125 ($145 after 10/7)
Adults $165 ($185 after 10/7)
**Please note: all high school youth MUST be accompanied by an adult 21 years old or older -
one adult is required per five youth**
Step 1: If you are registering individually and not with a group, you may skip to step 3. Your church/group leader must fill out this form with general group information and estimated numbers to reserve a spot for your group to register. We will then generate a “group hold code” and send it to your leader.
Step 2: Once your church/group leader has the “group hold code,” they will distribute it to your group. Parents/guardians will be able to register their high school youth and college students and adults will be able to register themselves using that “group hold code.” They will not pay individually online. The church/group leader will pay for everyone registered at once through the separate leader account. When you have your group hold code, you may go to step 3.
Step 3: Register online! For those registering without a group, don’t forget to pay online by clicking “Make a Payment” on your dashboard to be completely registered.
Step 4: For church/group leaders only. Leaders will be able to log into their separate account to view who has registered and the remaining bill for the group. This is where the full group payment will be made.
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Matt Hartley is a proud Presbyterian and passionate promoter of Interfaith friendship. He is also a Florida Man who has been known to leap over Rattlesnakes. He loves Star Wars, Andy Capp’s Hot Fries, running Half-Marathons very slowly, and reading all the books. He takes joy in being Dad to Lila and Will -- dance parties and Dad jokes abound. Matt currently leads the Interfaith Center at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and previously spent a decade as a youth minister.
Alex Fischer has been in love with music and playing guitar since he was 11 years old. Whether it’s faith or personal identity, music has always been a helpful exploration tool when navigating the complexities of life. Born and bred in North Carolina, he now lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Lisa. Alex currently serves as the resident pastor at Second Presbyterian Church, acting as both campus pastor for UKirk at VCU and Director of Urban Engagement for Second. When he’s not pretending to be an adult, you can usually find him watching (Marvel) movies, eating cheeseburgers, or riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.
Todd Davidson (Co-Director) is a husband, father, ultimate Frisbee player, avid reader and movie watcher, ordained teaching elder, and dedicated Hokie fan who calls Richmond, VA home. Todd has a long history with Massanetta having been involved in both Middle School and SALT Conferences.
Rachel Erb is a mountain-born Virginian reared partly in the Tar Heel state who enjoys singing, Hokie football, statement earrings, reading, quality donuts, and proper grammar. She has a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, which she currently uses while leading worship for various small churches in rural Virginia and helping with conferences like this one. The other days of the week find her flexing her interior design muscles while managing a fabric and home interiors store.
Christopher has been coming to Massanetta for the past 5 years and is excited to be on the leadership team for SALT 2019. Originally from the mid-Ohio valley, Christopher and his family live in Richmond VA now where he finished his divinity degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary and served as a pastor.
Connecting with presbytery initiatives to engage with racism, as well as working with Shalom Farms and a local improv group grant this guy a lot of energy that gets used to bring God's awesome kingdom. His family also enjoys backpacking and camping, gardening and escape rooms.
Beth is a life-long Presbyterian and Virginian, growing up and still residing in Richmond. She's been in public education for 13 years, as a middle school World Geography teacher and now as a School Counselor at a rural elementary school. When she's not working during the school year, Beth loves traveling, coordinating weddings, lettering as a calligrapher, spending time with family and friends, and eating too much queso at Mexican restaurants. She can't wait to learn and grow together at S.A.L.T this year!
8:15-8:45 Welcome Mixers in Stewart
8:45 Small Group Games
9:15 Introductions to Leadership
9:00-10:10 Music and Keynote #1
10:10-10:30 Small Groups
10:45 Free Time
11:45 Lights Out
9:30-10:45 Music and Keynote #2
10:45-11:00 Small Groups
11:00-12:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop A
1:17 Group Photo
1:30-2:45 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop B
2:45-3:45 Youth Ministry Practices Exchange
2:45-4:45 Free Time
5:00-6:15 Youth, College, and Adult Tracks: Workshop C
7:30-8:30 Music and Keynote #3
8:30-8:55 Small Groups
9:00-10:20 Evening Recreation & Campfire w/ 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
10:20 Closing Worship
11:30 Attendees Leave, Goodbyes
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Back Home Leader Questions:
1. What has been challenging/inspiring about the SALT conference?
2. After learning about and wrestling with the story of Esther, which character do you see ourselves as and why?
3. How did the keynoter's presentation of discernment/faithfulness/privilege challenge/inspire you?
4. How have you grown in your faith through this conference?