A Future with Hope: 2014-2015

Lunch & Lecture Series 2014-2015

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October 2014

Dr. Christian Smith on Parents: The REAL Pastors

October 22, 2014, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Christian Smith

"Parents, the REAL Pastors: The Absolute Centrality of Parenting in Passion on Religious Faith and Practice to the Next Generation" Professor Christian Smith delivers this year's Yale Divinity School Ensign Lecture, entitled, "Parents, the REAL Pastors: The Absolute Centrality of Parenting in Passing on Religious Faith and Practice to the Next Generation."  

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November 2014

The Rev. Dr. David C. Mahan on Youth Ministry and Contemporary Culture

November 5, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dave Mahan

"The Youth Minister as Diagnostician" The Rev. Dr. David C. Mahan delivers a lecture entitled, "The Youth Minister as Diagnostician." The difficulties of connecting young people with faith requires every minister to become an able diagnostician of contemporary culture. With the glut of generational profiles, however, we often strain to figure out how to make that connection with the individuals in our churches and ministries. This talk will offer a different model, called “Faultlines,” that will help us not only to make faith…

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December 2014

Tim Walsh on Awareness, Prevention and Empowerment

December 3, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Tim Walsh

"Awareness, Prevention and Empowerment: A Discussion on the Role of Ministry & Teenage Substance Abuse" Tim Walsh delivers a lecture entitled, "Awareness, Prevention and Empowerment: A Discussion on the Role of Ministry & Teenage Substance Abuse." In a time when substance abuse is being declared an “epidemic,” let us gather to learn more about the facts, the fallacies, and most importantly, the role youth ministry plays as a part of the solution.  

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January 2015

Dr. Matt Croasmun on Engaging Music in Youth Ministry

January 7, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Matt Croasmun

"Engaging Music in Youth Ministry" Dr. Matt Croasmun delivers a lecture entitled, "Engaging Music in Youth Ministry." Music is an important component of the lives of our youth and of our congregations. And yet, music is often a point of disconnect for youth in our churches. Matt Croasmun describes practical ways that music can become a powerful nexus of connection through corporate worship, songwriting, and mentorship. The lecture will involve examples of music created in a modest, local youth ministry,…

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February 2015

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel on Rigorous, Reasonable and Real Youth Ministry

February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Rev. Lillian Daniel

"Rigorous, Reasonable, and Real: Youth Ministry" The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel delivers a lecture entitled, "Rigorous, Reasonable, and Real: Youth Ministry." With the rise of the “nones” and the “spiritual but not religious,” it often seems that the church is answering questions no one is asking.  Many churches are still defining themselves in terms of what they are not (“We’re not like those other Christians who….”) in a world where people don’t know or care who those “other Christians” are.…

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March 2015

Dr. Nadja Reilly and Kate Hyde on Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Adolescents

March 4, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Kate HydeDr. Nadja Reilly

"Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Adolescents: Identifying and Ministering to Youth at Risk for Depression" Dr. Nadja Reilly and Kate Hyde deliver a lecture entitled,"Nurturing the Emotional Lives of Adolescents: Identifying and Ministering to Youth at Risk for Depression." Approximately 1 out of 5 adolescents will struggle with depression before the age of 24. Youth ministers are critical sources of early identification and support for adolescents dealing with mental illness. During this lecture, participants will learn about adolescent depression, how…

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April 2015

The Rev. Dr. Tony Jones on Teaching Atonement to Teens

April 1, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Courtney Perry

"Teaching Atonement to Teens" The Rev. Dr. Tony Jones delivers a lecture entitled, "Teaching Atonement to Teens." Middle school and high school kids want to know why Jesus died - what his death accomplished, and how exactly his death atones for our sin. Join Tony Jones, author of Did God Kill Jesus?, to explore some fresh perspectives on the atonement, and just in time for Holy Week.  

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May 2015

Dr. Anne E. Streaty Wimberly on The Church’s Role in Reaching Disconnected Black Youth

May 6, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Anne Wimberly

"The Church's Role in Reaching Disconnected Black Youth" Dr. Anne E. Streaty Wimberly delivers a lecture entitled, "The Church’s Role in Reaching Disconnected Black Youth." This session will include an overview of meanings assigned to the term “disconnected youth,” also called “unchurched youth,” and will highlight profiles of disconnected youth, internal and external relational challenges churches face in reaching these youth, and examples of effective ministry paradigms that build bridges of connection between these youth and churches.   The lecture will…

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October 2015

Dr. Evelyn Parker on Conversations about Race with Youth

October 1, 2015, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Evelyn Parker

"The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth" Dr. Evelyn Parker delivers a lecture entitled, "The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth." What’s on a youth pastor’s list of tough topics to talk about with teenagers? Teen suicide? Sex? Violence in dating relationships? While pastors struggle to find words for these tough topics with teens, occasionally race and racism surface when youth speak about interracial dating, hate crimes at schools, and growing up biracial. What…

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