July News from OASIS
YOUTH SUNDAY with Multiple Churches One of the silver-linings of the shift to virtual worship during the pandemic has been the way it gave many of us an excuse to experiment with ambitious outside-the-box worship ideas we never would have thought to attempt before. For your consideration today: Multi-Church Youth Sunday. Before the pandemic, we dipped…
2021 Upcoming Events and Offerings Mark Your Calendar! We are excited to announce upcoming Yale Bible Study, Yale Youth Ministry Institute and Center for Continuing Education events – starting in July! We are pleased to offer Bible studies with YDS faculty, YMI presentations on the pressing topics of post-pandemic ministry with youth, and Center-sponsored events…
June News from OASIS
ReGathering the Brood I’m guessing that like us, you’ve had a tough year in youth ministry. While we started out doing a mix of online and outdoor gatherings, the spike in cases around November made us fully online for the rest of this academic calendar. As we were contemplating our monthly blogpost reflection on multi-church…
So often our churches segment children’s ministry and youth ministry as if they were unrelated efforts. This presentation aims to equip lay and clergy leaders to take a wholistic view and approach to ministry with young people. We will discuss ways to join the programming we do with children to those programs offered to older youth, locate ways to integrate both into the life of the church, and discern where God is moving our ministries as we continue to emerge from the pandemic.
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.