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2019-2020 Youth Ministry Institute Lunch & Lecture Series

Join us for a series of luncheons and lectures on the foundations of flourishing youth ministry.  The series begins on Wednesday, October 9.  Lunch served at 12:00pm, lectures begin at 12:30pm.  Our speakers include: Mark DeVries, Angel Gorrell, Skip Masback, William Mathis, Mary Clark Moschella and Andy Root.  As always, the lunch and lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP on EventBrite. Download the brochure here.


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February 2020

Dr. Mary Moschella on Pastoral Care Fundamentals

February 5, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
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Dr. Mary Moschella will deliver a lecture entitled, "Caring for Stories."  Just what is pastoral care? Providing spiritual and emotional care for youth and for their families is a major part of a youth leader's job, but many youth workers don't have specific training in this area. How do you have a pastoral conversation with youth group members and/or their families? Active listening skills can enhance your ability to care for youth and the stories they share. Learn how to…

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March 2020

Rev. Mark DeVries on Sustainable Youth and Children’s Ministry

March 4, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Mark DeVries

Rev. Mark DeVries will deliver a lecture on, "Sustainable Youth and Children's Ministries." In the the world of youth and children's ministry, there are a handful of constant factors that allow ministries to thrive over the long haul. This workshop introduces children's workers, youth workers, and senior pastors to those patterns that notoriously keep ministries stuck and to systems and strategies most likely to result in culture change. The thorny challenge of building healthy and engaged volunteer teams will be…

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April 2020

Dr. Angela Gorrell on Social Media and Working with Youth

April 1, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Angela Gorrell

Dr. Angela Gorrell will deliver a lecture entitled, "Always On: Social Media and Working with Youth." In a time when people feel like they have to be always on, what can do we? Angela will share tips for leading constructive conversations about social media with young people and practical things you can do to help teenagers use social media in ways that nurture their well-being as well as express their Christian faith. Dr. Gorrell is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology…

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