Organize a Summit
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Any community can organize a summit. Our vision is to be a partner with local communities to develop an event that will serve the needs of their community. TMC Youth does not decide where the event will be but we wait for YOU to start the process and contact us.
If you are interested in organizing a summit, here are a few things to consider before you begin the process:
What is a summit?
A Spiritual Activist Summit is designed to connect young people with the resources and activities of The Mother Church in order to support their work as healers in their communities and to explore Mary Baker Eddy’s vision for youth in the movement found in the Manual of The Mother Church (Article IV).
What is the basis for summits?
TMC Youth is within the Office of the Clerk, the office tasked by the Church Manual with supporting the church membership. Its role is to help grow a global community of youthful spiritual thinkers. Summits are events that provide an opportunity for The Mother Church and local members to work together to develop this community and prepare it for active church engagement.
How is a summit organized?
A Summit is locally initiated, locally run, and locally funded. A local committee of 4-10 people collaborates with TMC Youth to develop content and logistics. Registration fees and donations are collected by the local summit committee, which manages those funds. After the Summit, the local summit committee will use any surplus funds to continue to engage youth in the region in church activities.
Why should we have a summit?
Summits are a wonderful opportunity to build and support a community of thinkers and healers. Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” (Matt 18:20) It is a place to ask and answer questions, share ideas and vision for building a movement, and most importantly, healing.
When should we start organizing a summit?
TMC Youth encourages committees interested in organizing a summit to begin planning the event six (6) months prior to your planned summit date. Once a committee has been formed, please contact the Summit team here in Boston to collaborate and develop the event.
So how do we start?