Lunch & Lecture Series

Lunch & Lecture Series

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.  Additional details to follow shortly!

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March 2020

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

March 4, 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, 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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Dr. Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne

On Grace

Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo

Dr. Almeda Wright, Dr. Anne Wimberly, and Dr. Sarah Farmer

Memory and Joy

Almeda M. Wright, Anne E. Streaty Wimberly

Culture, Joy, Memory, Multi-Ethnic Contexts, Pastoral Care
Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean

Awe and Wonder

Abigail Visco Rusert, Kenda Creasy Dean

Faith Formation, Joy, Purpose, Vocation
Mary Elizabeth Moore and Yara Gonzalez-Justiniano


Mary Elizabeth Moore, Yara Gonzalez-Justiniano

Faith Formation, Pedagogy
Dr. Stephanie Paulsell and Vanessa Zoltan

Imagination & Creativity

Stephanie Paulsell, Vanessa Zoltan

Arts, Community, Imagination & Creativity, Joy, Ritual, Sacred Narrative, Spirituality
David Rahn

Sabbath Rest

Dave Rahn, Ebonie Davis

Joy, Sabbath Rest, Self-Care
Rev. Mike Park and Dr. Kara Powell


Kara Powell, Mike Park

Community, Joy, Youth Group
Robert Emmons and Marc Afshar


Marc Afshar, Robert Emmons

Gratitude, Relationship
Dr. Almeda Wright and Nyle Fort


Almeda M. Wright, Nyle Fort

Activism, Agency, Boundaries, Joy, Social Justice
Courtney Goto

Holding Lightly

Courtney Goto, Lakisha Lockhart

Imagination & Creativity, Joy
Kenda Creasy Dean


Kenda Creasy Dean, Wes Ellis

Boundaries, Friendship, Joy