September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Upcoming Events

News from the Center


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 Youth Ministry

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.


2022 Upcoming Events and Offerings


Mark Your Calendar!
We are excited to announce that we will be holding our Yale Youth Ministry Institute events in-person at YDS and online on Zoom (register for the online ticket) this Fall. Our YBS and Center for Continuing Education events will still be held virtually. See some of our upcoming events below and be sure to check back on our YMI webpage, YBS webpage, and our Center for Continuing Education webpage for more events as they are added.


Church Budgets in the Xennial World: Pursuing Sustainability in 2023
Last Chance to Register – Church Budgets in the Xennial World: Pursuing Sustainability in 2023 with Jim Elrod
September 8, 15, & 22; 12 pm ET

This three-part series will review church budgets and budgeting in today’s challenging environment and suggest changes you may want to implement in your budget process for 2023 and beyond.
Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy: An Online Bible Study with Dr. Joel S. Baden
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, & 20; 8 pm ET

Join us for the last three books of the Pentateuch – Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. In these six sessions, we will make our way through this maze of material, and see how the most challenging texts can also be the most rewarding.
Register at: Church Budgets in the Xennial World: Pursuing Sustainability in 2023 Register at: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy: An Online Bible Study
Last Chance to Register – The Storm Isn’t Over: Ways to Support the Social Emotional Needs of Youth with Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, PhD, ABPP
September 7th; 12 – 1:30 pm ET

We will discuss the key social emotional impacts of the public health pandemic and social cultural epidemic we’ve all been experiencing and witnessing.
Talking with Teens about Sex, Tech, and Faith with Dr. Kate Ott
October 5th; 12 – 1:30 pm ET

This event will provide a nuanced approach that prioritizes honesty and discernment over fear and judgment. Also, you will receive curricular practices that draw on core values of the Christian tradition to help teens develop a just and flourishing sexuality in the digital age.
Register at: The Storm Isn’t Over: Ways to Support the Social Emotional Needs of Youth Register at: Talking with Teens about Sex, Tech, and Faith
Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities with Dr. Erik Carter, Ph.D.
November 2nd; 12 – 1:30 pm ET

Dr. Carter will share a powerful framework for reflecting upon and fostering belonging within youth and other congregational ministries. Together, we will explore the implications of this work on the ways we support youth with disabilities and on the ways we spur our own churches to be more inclusive and welcoming.
Register at: Creating Communities of Inclusion and Belonging for Youth with Disabilities

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