Dr. David White

David White

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

David White is the C. Ellis and Nancy Gribble Nelson Professor of Christian Education and Professor in Methodist Studies at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His recent publications include Dreamcare: A Theology of Youth, Spirit, and Vocation and Awakening Youth Discipleship in a Consumer Culture, as well as a number of journal articles.

Fostering Vocational Discernment

Theologians and ministry practitioners discuss the spiritual practice of discernment and the importance of encouraging a sense of vocation in adolescents living in our modern world.

Three teens sitting with arms around each other Developing Trusted Relationships and Nurturing Communities

Leading theologians and pastors explore the importance of creating an environment where youth can develop trusted relationships with peers and adults, and the value of nurturing communities.

Tending to the Mental Health of Adolescents

Leading theologians and pastors explore adolescent mental health and the role of youth ministry and the youth minister in supporting youth.

Close up of a fish pendant necklace Offering Effective Pastoral Care

Theologians, philosophers, and pastors examine the importance of pastoral care to youth and their families as part of a robust youth ministry.