Lunch & Lecture Series

Not Your Mother’s Youth Group:
Ministry to Youth in 2020-2021

Join us for a series of lectures on the changes that the future holds as it relates to the youth today and how youth ministry has changed from COVID-19. We will hold all of the gatherings on Zoom. Our speakers include: Nathan Stucky, Laurie Santos, Jannah Scott, Andrew Wicks and Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer. As always, the lectures are free and open to the public. Additional details to follow shortly!

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September 2021

Applying Emotional Intelligence Skills to Youth Ministry

September 8, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Event
How are you? It’s a question you ask or are asked dozens of times each day and yet how often do we stop, pause, reflect and answer the question in an honest and open manner? Doing so is important as the question and answer help us connect with others and to get things done.   Once you have a good answer to “how are you?”, it is important to match those feelings to connect and achieve goals, to understand the meaning of these feelings and then to actively manage these feelings. These four skills are described by the theory of emotional intelligence first proposed by Jack Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1990. This interactive session will begin with a hands-on set of questions to illustrate these four hard skills and we will then apply these skills to your most challenging situations. The model itself is simple and straightforward – the challenge is to apply these skills at a high level of skill, in real time, on a consistent basis and under stressful conditions.

April 2022

Empowering Young People Toward Beloved Community

April 6, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Event

This presentation will build upon the ethnographic and theological research in Church in Color to highlight practical steps congregations and other organizations can take to resist racism and embrace Beloved Community in the work of youth and young adult ministry. The practical theological framework is grounded in Kingian ethics that makes room for the particular stories, questions, and experiences of young people in distinct congregations or organizations.

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