The University of Evansville and the Office of Religious Life, with the support of Lilly Endowment grants, is proud to host the Open Table Youth Theology Institute this summer, July 16 – 23, 2017. Open Table is a United Methodist college experience for high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors). Students will participate in a week-long immersive experience at the University of Evansville, live in the residence halls, and spend time thinking and talking about the dramatic story of the Christian tradition and its affirmation of God’s call on their lives. 

Throughout the week, Open Table students will embody Christian community modeled by Jesus in the Feeding of the Five Thousand (Mark 6: 34-44) and in other Christian texts and narratives. The week will be filled with worship experiences, small groups sessions, theology classes, field trips, fun, and fellowship! Those accepted into the program will be eligible for FREE IPAD minis!

For more information, and to apply for Open Table, go to

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