Are You a College Student Caught in Anxiety and Trying to Find Hope?

Coalition for Christian Outreach 2021 Jubilee Conference: Offering 20 Simultaneous Virtual Workshops; Focus on Faith and Vocation

February 22, 2021

PITTSBURGH Young adults have never needed the Kingdom of God more than they do now. For many college students, the world has become chaotic and full of uncertainty. They are concerned about their present and their future – and they need Christ’s vision for their faith and their vocation.

The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) recognizes that every square inch of life can be redeemed for the glory of God. The CCO invites college students to look towards the hope of the Kingdom at the virtual Jubilee Conference 2021: Every Square Inch on Saturday, February 27.

This annual event – which will be hosted virtually this year – maintains its purpose of answering the call of service to Jesus Christ. The Jubilee conference is the culmination of what CCO ministry is all about. “Our lives have changed during the age of COVID-19 — but Jesus has not,” said Dan Dupee, former Chairman of the Board for CCO.

At Jubilee, students will be invited into Jesus’ story, breaking down the four-part gospel narrative to discover how every square inch of creation is the Lord’s … including them. Students will leave Jubilee with a vision for their lives, equipped with the tools to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

Because God cares about every square inch of creation, He cares about every college student’s major in every field. Consequently, Jubilee Conference 2021: Every Square Inch is offering twenty simultaneous workshops on faith and vocation to all who attend. Attendees will be asked, “What does it mean to be a Christian in your work field?” and “How does faith fit into your vocation?”

Among the twenty workshop options that college students will get to select from include:

·    Business: Becoming Refounders: How to Make Broken Things Better, with Patrick Colletti

·     Counseling/Social Work: Joining the Mission of God through Social Work and Therapy, with Bethany Snoke

·   Education: Learning to Teach & Teaching to Learn: A Life of Continuous Learning, with Tasha Ryals

·     Healthcare: Caring for, and Beyond, the Body, with Jessica Haley

·     Science: Science and Faith in the Time of Covid-19, with Ben McFarland

·     Sports and Marketing: Sports and the Kingdom of God, with Patricia Sun

In addition to the twenty faith and vocation workshops, Jubilee will host four main event speakers, each presenting on a different aspect of the Gospel. Ashlee Eiland, noted speaker, leader, pastor and author, will present Creation; Jon Tyson, pastor, church planter, noted speaker and author, will present Fall; Timotheus Pope, director of SB2Dub Citikidz, a Christian sports camp, noted speaker and author, will present Redemption; and Tish Harrison Warren, former co-associate rector at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, Pa., noted speaker and author of “Liturgy of the Ordinary” and “Prayer in the Night,” will present Restoration.

“Our God is not confined by social distancing,” Dupee, continued. “We are all still called to serve Jesus Christ with our entire lives. In a world full of uncertainty, Jesus invites you to look towards the hope of the kingdom.”

The college and university campus is the most strategic mission field in the world, with only 2% of students being reached with the Gospel. CCO partners with local church congregations to help students feel a sense of belonging. A community is formed between the CCO staff and students, who are invited into the lives of local congregations. Through this community of fellowship, CCO is able to minister to the students in a life-changing way.

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To interview Dan Dupee or for more information about CCO Jubilee or the Coalition for Christian Outreach, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Marjorie Pratt, 610.584.1096, ext. 107, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.