September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Quest for the Spirit


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 train your team on how to support the mental health of youth here.


Quest for the Spirit

The YMI Quest Program – Quest for the Spirit
Young people today are struggling with unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that regular spiritual practices can help to reduce anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. Our Quest for the Spirit program introduces youth (and adults!) to the ancient spiritual disciplines that have offered a hundred generations of the faithful gateways to the experience of God. Find our Quest for the Spirit curriculum here.


2021 Upcoming Events and Offerings


The Emotional Intelligence Factor: How to Apply EI to Youth Ministry

Last chance to sign up for this free webinar!
The Emotional Intelligence Factor: How to Apply EI to Youth Ministry with
David R. Caruso, Ph.D.
September 8th; 12 – 1:30pm

Emotional intelligence (otherwise known as emotional quotient or EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. Important for all youth (and their leaders!) to embrace and utilize.

Register at: The Emotional Intelligence Factor: How to Apply EI to Youth Ministry

Grief, we all feel it, but do you know what to do with it?
Grief, we all feel it, but do you know what to do with it? with Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, PhD, ABPP
October 6th; 12 – 1:30pm

Explore the impacts of grief & loss on adolescents, concrete ways to process one’s grief, how to continue to connect with our loved ones, & learn ways to healthily manage this inevitable part of our lives together.

Register at: Grief, we all feel it, but do you know what to do with it?

The Gospel of John: An Online Bible Study with Dr. Harold Attridge Thumbnail Don’t miss this free Bible Study!
The Gospel of John: An Online Yale Bible Study with Dr. Harold Attridge
Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26; 7pm
Join us as we explore the Gospel’s narrative strategy, probe the larger theological issues that it raises, and reflect on the process of the Gospel’s development and its engagement with the intellectual and cultural context of its first century audience.

Register at: The Gospel of John: An Online Bible Study

Leading in a Liminal Season Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence
Leading in a Liminal Season with Rev. Susan Beaumont
October 20th; 12 – 1:30pm

Liminal seasons call for a different kind of leadership presence, one that connects the soul of leaders with the soul of the institution. Learn how to lead in a liminal season.

Register at: Leading in a Liminal Season

Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence with Fred Sievert
October 21st; 12 – 1pm

Explore the symbiotic relationship between faith and career and provide practical Christ-centered advice for creating a career of consequence.

Register at: Fast-Starting a Career of Consequence

Welcoming the Stranger Save the Date!
Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and Faith Communities
Join us online on  November 6, 9:30 – 12:30pm as we look at the role of faith in caring for the strangers in our midst, from the Bible’s instructions to current day laws. Find more information and registration here.

 


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