We are young adults with different backgrounds and from many places. We are diverse and yet come from the same generation and share a common faith. We are in the military, on the college campus, in the professional world, or in transition. If you are a young adult in Hampton Roads, give our First Norfolk young adult community a try!
Join other young adults on a journey to explore the beauty of singleness and marriage based on God’s good gifts and His design in creation. There is a longing in the human heart to be unconditionally accepted and deeply affirmed by others regardless of our identity, status, possessions, or distinctions from others. God has designed us to experience contentment, fulfillment, peace, joy, and delight in who we are in Him and His will, whether single or married. This is the beauty that He intended! Come and discover!
The conference starts on Friday with dinner at 6:00pm and concludes on Saturday with lunch which will be over by 1:00pm. Limited childcare is available for birth through kindergarten. Advance registration is required by Friday, February 11th.
The cost of the conference is $10 per person. Participants are encouraged to read either of two books as recommended reading for the conference. Reading one of the books is not a requirement to attend. The books are The Sacred Search and Sacred Marriage, both by Gary Thomas. Both books are made available for participants for $10 each and can be purchased when registering.
Participants will have the opportunity to choose and participate in 3 of the following breakouts during the conference. Topics to be addressed in breakouts:
Leadership and facilitation of the conference will be provided by members of the pastoral staff of First Norfolk, along with other leaders from the local community. A complete list of leaders and facilitators will be provided several weeks before the conference.
The First Norfolk college/young professionals ministry exists to glorify God by creating authentic community and a space for young adults to come deepen their walk with the Lord. The ministry provides social outreach to men and women ages 18 to 30 while promoting spiritual structure to empower our lives as disciples of Jesus. We believe that life in Christ is the most fulfilling, and we invite you to experience the fullness of God's grace with us!
Led by Gary Sanders, Minister of Military Missions
We dearly love military and military families! That’s why our church feels so strongly about maintaining a dynamic, focused military ministry designed to minister to the unique needs and challenges faced by military singles and families. We appreciate the sacrifices, the moves, the deployments, and all that pertains to the military culture. We understand that you’re looking for a kind, friendly place to call home. Welcome home!