Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Yale Youth Ministry Institute offers a wealth of resources for youth leaders, parents, and others to support the young people in their lives who may be suffering and at risk. You can find resources here on suicide and other mental-health issues.
From the YMI Director: Fall is Upon Us
Fall is upon us, and the rhythm of our autumnal lives has begun. Fall is a favorite season of mine. I love the cooler weather, the beauty of the color-changing leaves, the sense of a new school year for my kids. And, yes: I’m both team apple and team pumpkin spice. (Though let’s save that spicy bit just for lattes, okay?)
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“I had been participating in our church’s Bible study for about 6 years, when our new pastor, a YDS grad, suggested that I enroll in the YDS Continuing Education study on the Exodus. I was so captivated by the quality of the thought, that I started participating in each new Continuing Ed offering as well as the YDS Summer Study. After two years, I couldn’t get enough, I just had to apply to be a full-time student. YDS Continuing Education is literally a godsend.” – Scott Bihl, YDS ’24
As we begin a new academic year, we have a wide variety of offerings and resources to support your professional and personal development. See below what is coming up this fall.
Church Shoes: Thinking and Rethinking our Steps for Youth Ministry in the Black Church
Through a panel discussion, Dr. Kishundra King, Ph.D. ’15 M.Div. and Rev. Whitney Baisden-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
Register at: Mapping Your Leadership Development Journey
Biblical Wisdom: An Online Bible Study with Dr. John Collins
Register at: Biblical Wisdom: An Online Bible Study
Handing Down the Faith: Parents, Congregations and Religious Socialization Zoom | October 4 | 12 – 1:30 pm Eastern
Join Dr. Amy Adamczyk, coauthor of Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation (Oxford, 2021) for a webinar that will explore how parents view the role of congregations in faith formation for children and youth and how churches can respond to parent’s needs.
Register at: Handing Down the Faith
|Spiritual Care for Young People in the Climate Crisis with Rev. Talitha Amadea Aho
Zoom | November 8 | 12 – 1:30 pm EasternClimate change is creating a spiritual emergency that is hitting generation Z harder than any other. Today’s climate crisis calls people of faith to a communal spiritual practice of care, as we must learn how to offer care that is informed by the spiritual-ecological crisis of their generation. Rev. Aho guides us with her pastoral and chaplain experience to keep young people at the center of our communities and listen to the troubles they have to share.
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
Register at: Casting the Pageant
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