Facing Forward: Who Is This Conference For?

Facing Forward is a new conference planned by Ancient Faith Ministries to answer a need expressed to us by many people. Increasingly, we hear from people working hard to care for aging parents, often while still raising their own children. We hear from parents asking the church’s help to reconnect with teen or adult children who are leaving the faith or drifting away from their families. We hear from professionals who are wondering how to keep life meaningful when they retire.

The middle years of life – the 40s, 50s, and beyond – are a season of change and realization, and they can be a time of great joy and great suffering. Ancient Faith Ministries cordially invites you to a weekend of thought-provoking conversation, worship, and fellowship as we study the specific issues and blessings that confront us in mature adulthood.

When and where will Facing Forward take place? This conference will be at The Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center, Bolivar, PA. It will begin Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 5 PM and finish with brunch after Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 31. Information and registration are available here.

Who is speaking at Facing Forward? What are the topics? We are blessed to have speakers who are both excellent teachers of their subjects and wonderful human beings to spend time with. Here’s the list.

  • Gregory and Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green: A Conversation for Parents of Adult Children
  • Joshua and Kh. Tamara Makoul: Caring for Aging Parents
  • Bill Marianes: Why Are You Here? How Do You Discover Your Calling and Live A Life Of Greater Significance?
  • Steve Kellar: Managing Risk in Retirement
  • Pdn. Mark Barna: A Christian Ending – Death and Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition.

You can read more about the speakers and their topics HERE.

Who is this conference for? Am I too young/too old to come? This conference is for you! If you are in your 40s and struggling with teenage children, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 50s and caring for ailing parents, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 60s and deciding if you want to retire or not, this conference is for you. If you’re in your 70s and looking for a fresh project in retirement, this conference is for you. If you’re coming with your spouse, this conference is for you. If you’re coming by yourself, this conference is for you. Ancient Faith Ministries events at Antiochian Village are known and loved for their friendly atmosphere. Come enjoy good people in a special place. You will be welcome.

Who can I ask if I have questions about the conference? Our conference organizer, Melinda Johnson, is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please reach out to her at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

We look forward to seeing you at The Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center in May!

Facing Forward Conference

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