Ministry To and With Millennials

A week-long seminar for ministry professionals


Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017


Calvin College
Grand Rapids, Michigan


This application-based seminar is designed for ministry professionals who minister to and with those in the “Millennial” age range (18-35 years old). Parish pastors, worship leaders, campus ministers, and other curious people are all welcome to apply. Each day will include a particular focus on working with millennials: preaching, discipleship, worship and social realities. On the final day, participants will present their “action plan” for how their work in their context will be different as a result of participating in the seminar.

Directed by the chaplains of Calvin College:

Rev. Dr. Mary S. Hulst, College Chaplain (Preaching)
Rev. Matt Postma, Associate Chaplain for Residence Life (Discipleship)
Rev. Joella Ranaivoson, Associate Chaplain for Upperclass Students (Social Realities)
Rev. Paul Ryan, Associate Chaplain for Worship (Worship)

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Application Information

To apply, applicants must submit the following information (in pdf or Word format):

  1. Brief essay (500 words) as to why you are interested in this seminar and how it matters for your ministry. Include your name, address, and email on the top of this essay. At the bottom of the essay provide name and contact information for two professional references (letters of recommendation are not needed).
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume.

Applications are accepted via email only to before 5 p.m. (EST), February 15, 2017.

The directors will make final selections and announce the decision by March 1. The seminar is limited to 30 participants.

Additional Information

There is no fee to apply for or attend this seminar. All participants will be housed at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. The Prince Center provides a complimentary breakfast. Morning breaks and lunches will be provided for the seminar group. Participants are responsible for all other meals and personal expenses.

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Grand Rapids. The Prince Conference Center provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Grand Rapids airport (GRR).