October Newsletter 2

October Newsletter 2

It was great to see so many of you at Skip Masback’s lecture on Planning and Leading Retreats That Transform!  The video of Skip’s lecture, and additional resources provided at the lecture, will be available on our website shortly.  Did you know that YMI has over 800 videos of top experts in youth ministry talking about the issues that impact today’s youth and youth leaders? See our video catalog, Best Practices and more on the redesigned YMI website: https://yaleyouthministryinstitute.org/.  We are currently constructing courses, curriculum and other resources for use in ministry.  We will keep you updated as new features are added to the website.

How can we expect youth to be the church of tomorrow if they are not part of the church today? Please be sure to RSVP for Rev. William Mathis’ Nov. 6 lecture on creating nurturing spaces for engaging youth. In addition to serving as Director, Black Church Studies and Lecturer, Supervised Ministries at Yale Divinity School, Bill also serves as pastor of Springs of Life-Giving Water Church (The Springs), an American Baptist Church in New Haven, CT. As the Pastor of The Springs, Bill seeks to assist individuals in viewing and developing each life experience as empowering and directional for their purposed lives as they become all God intends.  Bill is also the CEO of WLM Ministries, Inc., a non-profit devoted to providing consulting services for the development of community and faith-based initiatives with a specialty in the areas of Criminal Justice/Neighborhood Safety, Community Building, Youth Empowerment, Social Justice and African Diaspora Collaboration. 

For more detail on Bill’s lecture, and for information on Andy Root’s December 4th lecture, see the flier here

The lunches and lectures are free and open to all. RSVP with EventBrite.

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Introducing the Practice

Preparing for the Practice

The Practice

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