SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP TEAM
“You are the SALT of the earth.” -Matthew 5:13
WHAT IS THE SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM?
SALT is a four-day retreat immersed in the sacraments and rich in prayer and Scripture. SALT focuses on equipping young adults with the tools they need to take their faith to the next level and become servant leaders in the example of Christ and the saints. Since an intimate relationship with Jesus is vital in our lives as Christians, SALT participants are introduced to many forms of prayer to strengthen their daily prayer lives. The week includes training on sharing a personal testimony to help young adults become confident in their role as disciples and witnesses of Christ and His love. Community and accountability are emphasized and SALT participants become support systems for each other for years to come.
Once the retreat portion is over, SALT participants have the unique opportunity to serve the Steubenville SoCal (OC-San Diego) conferences. It is an incredible opportunity to give back to the same event that, in many cases, had a profound impact on them as younger teens. During the weekend, SALT participants assist conference staff and volunteers in assuring that high school participants have the best experience possible. Some may also have the opportunity to serve in liturgical roles during Mass and adoration.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any 18-20-year old who is passionate about their Catholic faith and wants to grow in their relationship with God is encouraged to apply. An applicant does not need to have attended a Steubenville Conference in the past nor do they need to be part of a group attending this year’s conference. Applicants should have leadership experience in their youth or young adult group and a desire to grow as disciples of Jesus and servant leaders in the Church. Application are due, APRIL 15.
WHEN DOES S.A.L.T TAKE PLACE?
For Steubenville OC the SALT program will begin on Tuesday, July 3rd and will end on Sunday, July 8th when the conference is over. For Steubenville SD the SALT program will begin on Tuesday, July 24th and will end on Sunday, July 29th when the conference is over. The SALT team will remain together for the weekend and will not join their youth or young adult groups on Friday. However, they will have the opportunity to greet their groups when they arrive and may travel back home with them Sunday afternoon.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The entire program costs $300, which includes food and lodging for the whole week, registration fee for the retreat and Steubenville conference, SALT training booklet, and SALT shirt.