RENEW Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. Young adults can sometimes be overlooked to the extent that even their absence goes unnoticed. RENEW Theology on Tap reaches young adults where they are, while inviting them to discover how faith can give sense to their everyday lives. It is a way for dioceses and parishes to discover (or rediscover) these young adults in comfortable, relaxed settings.
There are four essential components for the most successful RENEW Theology on Tap program:
- building a strong core community
Since its creation in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1981, this program has proven to be a successful vehicle for reaching young adults interested in learning more about their faith, coming together to share community, and feeling welcomed and valued in the Catholic Church. In 2003, RENEW was entrusted to launch an initiative to bring Theology on Tap nationwide. To achieve that goal, we created an official registration process to license the RENEW Theology on Tap name to ensure quality of programming and a plethora of pastoral support.