Theology Together:  “The Hill We Climb” – Youth Ministry Activity Guide


Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. (“59th Presidential Inauguration” by Carlos M. Vazquez II is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

“The Hill We Climb” resource is a disorientation experience that will allow youth and adults to dive into a conversation around what it looks like to be the light in the midst of darkness, to be a mender in the midst of brokenness, to be hope in the midst of despair. Using the Wow Theological Method, the group will have a conversation and engage in activities that connect Amanda Gorman’s poem The Hill We Climb to our world’s current state and the hope we share responsibility for bringing.
Please use this free resource to introduce your students to a thoughtful conversation about social justice and their place within it.
“The Hill We Climb” is a Theology Together resource and meant to be used in the context of the Wow Theological Reflection Method. Click here for a detailed explanation of the method, or click here for a short summary and an invitation into the Theology Together community.