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March Newsletter

YDS Summer Study – Online in 2021 The Center for Continuing Education is pleased to announce that the YDS Summer Study program will be online this year! Taught by renowned YDS faculty, Summer Study offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in courses essential to practical church ministry and personal enrichment. Courses will meet Monday –…

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March News from OASIS

“Daddy, look! It’s your church!” shouted my 3 year-old. “No, honey, it’s your church,” I counter in vain. “No, it’s your church.” “No. It’s your church!” “It’s everybody’s church!!!!” she finally declares. This back and forth has become a dependable script almost every time we pass our church. Both of my children went through this…

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February Newsletter

YDS Summer Study – Online in 2021 Save the Date! You can now enjoy YDS Summer Study from the comfort of home, June 7-11, 2021. Taught by renowned YDS faculty, Summer Study offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in courses essential to practical church ministry and personal enrichment. Courses will meet Monday – Friday, either…

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April 2021

Adventures in Space-Making with the Rev. Phiwa Langeni

April 7, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
If you've ever wondered about ways to better engage with LGBTQ+ youth in your setting, you'll want to join this webinar as the Rev. Phiwa Langeni shares their experiences in youth ministry and, most recently, founding Salus Center, Lansing, Michigan's only LGBTQ+ resource and community center. In addition to learning practical tips on language, pronouns, and other queer-related issues, you'll gain insights on simple changes you can make in your own practices to create space for LGBTQ+ youth and others you intend to serve. The interactivity built into the presentation aims to make room for you to leave with tidbits that you can directly apply to your setting.

May 2021

Empowering Parents to Practice Faith at Home: A Ministry Leader Workshop

May 5, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online Event
Why is practicing faith at home important? What are the barriers families encounter when trying to establish faith practices at home? Join the Rev. Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families, as we explore the fundamentals of developing faithful practices and home and the role that ministry leaders play in supporting families. Learn how you can help parents to feel confident and well equipped as they nurture their children's faith development. We'll  spend time learning and sharing in small groups and we'll wrap up the webinar with Q&A. Now is the perfect time for families to start developing practices of faith at home. Following the webinar, participants will receive links to several short introductory videos and outlines that you can share with your congregation.
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