Leaving the Upper Room: How the Church Needs to Reach Out to the Millennial Generation
At Pentecost the first disciples were propelled forth by the Spirit, from the comfort and tight-knit community of the Upper Room out into the world to evangelize. Do our cathedral ministries embrace Pope Francis’ call to remember that “Jesus is the Lord of risk, of the eternal ‘more,’ not the Lord of comfort, security and ease” (WYD 2016). How can we leave our comfortable Upper Rooms (even virtually!) to make connections with a generation that has shown that they will not come knock on our door? Fr. Dave will speak about how we can be more proactive in reaching young adults.
Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP is a Paulist priest and director of Busted Halo Ministries, publisher of BustedHalo.com and YoungAdultMinistryInaBox.com, host of the “Sacraments 101” videos and “The Busted Halo Show” every afternoon on SiriusXM radio. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Entertainment Tonight and The Daily Show. He worked in campus ministry at the Universities of Colorado and Texas. Prior to ordination he directed television for MTV and Comedy Central.