At the core of the International Encounter of ECYD Team Leaders is the desire to forge in the hearts of every participant a renewed love for who they are as apostles and for who they represent, Jesus Christ. That is why the theme for the encounter is “Be His Apostle!“.
This desire will hopefully become a reality through this unique international and profound ECYD experience lived through the heart of team leaders from around the globe and from different walks of life. Hence the gospel phrase, “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19).
It is a weeklong encounter centered around a deep experience of friendship with Christ and among themselves. This encounter has been planned with many dynamic activities that encompass the essential elements of ECYD life, but through the perspective of a team leader: prayer, formation, team life, accompaniment, and apostolate.
All of this and more will take place right at the heart of the Catholic Church in Rome, Italy!