Anna Scally, president of Cornerstone Media and an award-winning youth ministry performer, artist, and author, spoke at the University of Dallas Ministry Conference Friday, Oct. 24 in the Marriott Las Colinas Ballroom. Her presentation, “Think Outside of the Pew” provided listeners with outreach strategies she finds effective in youth and young adult ministry.
The Dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas are combining their efforts and resources to draw in larger numbers to an annual conference aimed specifically at Catholics in their 20s and 30s. Called THRIVE, the young adult conference will take place Nov. 14-15 at St. Ann Parish in Coppell.
Gabe Gutiérrez clearly remembers an exciting summer night in Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by 3 million spirited youth at Copacabana Beach, where it embraces the Atlantic Ocean in a 2.5 mile-long sandy crescent. At one end, Sugarloaf Mountain rises straight up from the water’s edge. “And the silence was deafening,” recalled, Gutiérrez, high school youth and young adult minister for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Keller.