RENEW is a national program which you must have membership in to use the name “Theology on Tap” or any variance. Please consult membership materials for specific guidelines and tips.
Find a Venue- (a bar or pub with a private room is ideal)
⦁ Consider the size of your group and noise level when picking a location.
⦁ Establish a relationship with the venue and maintain this relationship. It will help you when your numbers vary and provides an opportunity to be a witness in the community
Select a time to meet
⦁ Consistency is a key for this – Set a time and stick with it.
Choose the Speaker
Since RENEW is a national program, here are the requirements for a speaker:
⦁ Bachelor’s Degree in Theology
⦁ Master’s Degree preferred
⦁ Must present a Curriculum Vitae to the Theology on Tap committee of the host parish.
⦁ Must be Catholic in good standing with approval by pastor of host parish.
⦁ Comfortable and experienced with speaking to young adults in their 20s and 30s.
⦁ Engaging and dynamic speaker
⦁ Capable of presenting faithful and balanced theology.
⦁ If the speaker is a priest or religious from outside of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, he or she must present a letter of good-standing from their diocese of religious community.
⦁ See our “How To” for communications for detailed information, but don’t forget:
⦁ Social Media
⦁ Create a LOGO
⦁ Create an EVENT
⦁ SHARE THE LINK EVERYWHERE! In your status, on friend’s pages, etc.
⦁ Parish Bulletin (they have deadlines!)
⦁ Emails to contacts
⦁ Personal Invitations