August is National Wellness Month
As summer is winding down, take some time to focus on your own self-care. We have resources to promote spiritual and mental well-being for you and your youth here. Our meditations are a great way to work on your wellness whether you do it on your own or with others.
Planning for the Fall with Youth
Have you started planning for the fall? Are you hoping to grow your youth program? We have a wealth of resources for youth ministry, including training modules, spiritual practices, confirmation, youth bible studies, and more. Check out a few of our resources below.
- Integrating Youth Ministry into the Wider Congregation
- Sample Youth Group Fall Schedule
- Confirmation Best Practices
- Studying the Bible with Youth
- Youth Bible Studies
Mark Your Calendar For Our Fall 2023 Events
Church Shoes: Thinking and Rethinking our Steps for Youth Ministry in the Black Church
Have you considered what ministry in the Black Church looks like for youth and young adults today, especially Black girls and children who are queer? How might we wrestle with the ways that churches have supported and failed black children? How might we develop forms of pastoral care that offers redress to the current state of youth ministry?
Through a panel discussion, Dr. Kishundra King, Ph.D. ’15 M.Div. and Rev. Whitney Bond will offer paths, prompts, and prophetic witnesses that students might implement in their ministerial toolkit. The proposed conversation will be supported and moderated by Dr. Almeda Wright. Lunch will be provided.
Mapping Your Leadership Development Journey with Sarah Drummond
Many ministerial leaders know intuitively that they have a lot to learn about leadership. Why do they sense a void in need of filling? Not just because seminary didn’t prepare them for today’s demands. Not just because the church and culture are changing at a breakneck pace. But rather because they want to be of the best possible service to those in their ministerial care, and they also want to minister without burning out or doing harm to their souls.
This three-part lunch-hour workshop will equip participants with knowledge, models, and peer support that will help them map out a plan for their ongoing leadership development. Participants will complete the series with an attainable goal for lifelong learning that they can implement immediately and refresh regularly throughout their ministries.
Register at: Mapping Your Leadership Development Journey
Handing Down the Faith: Parents, Congregations and Religious Socialization
Register at: Handing Down the Faith
Biblical Wisdom: An Online Bible Study with Dr. John Collins
Register at: Biblical Wisdom: An Online Bible Study
Leadership & Hybrid Ministry in the New Media Landscape with the Rev. Dr. Angela Gorrell
Dr. Gorrell will also offer an immersive 4-part course on this topic in January. More information to come.
Register at: Leadership & Hybrid Ministry
Save the Date: Casting the Pageant: Meeting the Characters of Christmas with the Rev. Dr. Allen Hilton
Registration opens soon!
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