Emerge

BIG news! CLUMC Announces Launch of New Young Adult Ministry 

What's Emerge?

Brett Roes says, "Emerge is a young adult ministry that will meet people where they are, with weekly gatherings to study and explore contemporary moral and theological issues.

Once a quarter, the group will complete a project related to a previously discussed topic that the group felt particularly passionate about. These projects can include experiences like volunteering in the community, bringing in local experts, or visiting local historical monuments."

Emerge groups will meet monthly and also participate in local mission projects.  To learn more about this ministry, check them out on Facebook. 

Brett invites young adults (or any interested adult!) to join him at Dunn Bros. Coffee from 6:00-7:30. "We'll start with the question bowl--an anonymous way to ask questions that spark great conversation. So bring your questions about God, about justice, about favorite colors--about anything! Most importantly, come knowing you're already welcome, already loved, and already valued."

The Dakotas Conference has announced that CLUMC was awarded a $10,000 grant for the purpose of starting a new Young Adult Ministry.  The ministry, called "Emerge," kicks off in January 2017, and will be coordinated by Brett Roes, a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School. Brett came to Canyon Lake United Methodist through Waffle Church--and we are so glad that he found us! 


Brett is a native of Kansas, and grew up the United Methodist Church.  He has experience in launching new ministries in Iowa, North Carolina & Virginia, and is a graduate of Simpson College in Iowa.  Brett earned his Master's Degree in theological studies at Duke University in 2016.  Brett lives in Rapid City with his wife, Pam, and also works at Black Hills Blend as a barista. 


(Brett & Pam Roes) 

Brett says, "Emerge is a young adult ministry that will meet people where they are, with weekly gatherings to study and explore contemporary moral and theological issues. Once a quarter, the group will complete a project related to a previously discussed topic that the group felt particularly passionate about. These projects can include experiences like volunteering in the community, bringing in local experts, or visiting local historical monuments."

Brett invites young adults (or any interested adult!) to join him at the first Emerge Gathering on January 8 at Dunn Bros. Coffee from 6:00-7:30.  Brett says,  "We'll start with the question bowl--an anonymous way to ask questions that spark great conversation. So bring your questions about God, about justice, about favorite colors--about anything! Most importantly, come knowing you're already welcome, already loved, and already valued."

Emerge groups will meet monthly and also participate in local mission projects.  To learn more about this ministry, check them out on Facebook.