Training Modules

Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

Ancient Spiritual Practices and Creativity, Vanessa Zoltan and Stephanie Paulsell – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. Stephanie Paulsell and Ms. Vanessa Zoltan, MDiv discuss the relationship between ancient spiritual practices and creativity.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. How familiar are we with the likes of lectio divina, pardes, florilegium, marginalia, sacred imagination, and others? How might we use these with our young people?
  2. What do we make of Paulsell’s image of a ladder? Does that track with us in terms of getting ever closer to God as we dig further into possible meanings from texts, and for our lives?
Yale Youth Ministry Institute