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Summer Symposium 2016

A Beacon of Joy in the Midst of Suffering

This weeklong course is designed for pastors, seminarians, lay leaders, and youth ministers. Each night from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we will gather for evening fellowship dinners, lectures, and workshop breakouts to name and discuss some of the adversities our youth face every day. Throughout the week, we will learn with and from one another some concrete ways combat these adversities to better nurture the foundations of joyful, flourishing lives.

Yale Divinity School’s standard charge for a Summer Study course is $450. The Youth Ministry Institute is providing each registrant for this program a $400 scholarship, reducing the tuition for each registrant to $50 for the entire weeklong program.

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June 2016

Dr. Angela Gorrell on Social Media (Pt. 1)

June 6, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Angela Gorrell

"Social Media: What You Need to  Know (Part I)" Dr. Angela Gorrell delivesr a lecture entitled, “Social Media: What You Need to Know (Part I): Addressing the Negative Effects of Social Media with Youth Struggling with Bullying, Marginalization, Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem.”  

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Dr. Angela Gorrell on Social Media (Pt. 2)

June 7, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US

"Social Media: What You Need to Know (Part II)" Dr. Angela Gorrell delivers a lecture entitled, “Social Media: What You Need to Know (Part II): Using the Positive Potential of Social Media to Engage and Build Community with Youth Struggling with Isolation and Alienation.”  

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Dr. Sarah F. Farmer and Dr. Angela Gorrell on Burnout in Youth Ministry

June 8, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Sarah FarmerDr. Angela Gorrell

"Burnout in the Gap: Youth Ministry in the Midst of Adversity" Dr. Sarah F. Farmer and Dr. Angela Gorrell deliver a lecture entitled, “Burnout in the Gap: Youth Ministry in the Midst of Adversity.”  

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Dr. Sarah F. Farmer on Incarcerated Youth

June 9, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Sarah Farmer

"Youth on Lockdown: Ministry to Youth on the Pipeline to Prison" Dr. Sarah F. Farmer delivers a lecture entitled,”Youth on Lockdown: Ministry to Youth on the Pipeline to Prison.”  

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Dr. Sarah F. Farmer on Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts

June 10, 2016, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
New Haven, CT 06511 US
Dr. Sarah Farmer

"Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts: Using Art to Heal the Effects of Trauma" Dr. Sarah F. Farmer delivers a lecture entitled,”Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts: Using Art to Heal the Effects of Trauma.”  

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