Theology Together 2.0
Theology Together educates teenagers and youth workers together to engage in theological reflection, spiritual practice, vital service, and vocational discernment, producing reflective action embedded in the fabric of youth ministry in all of its contexts.
Changing the Climate of Youth Ministry
Mission & Vision
Theology Together is an experience-driven paradigm for youth ministry that positions teens as theologians. The power of youth as theologians leads to innovative, relevant, and growth-minded youth ministries because youth have the space to enter into robust theological dialogues. We help you enter into this paradigm through a robust set of tools—curriculum, training, events, and resources. Theology Together is an initiative of the Center for Youth Ministry Training.
What Does This Mean For Today’s Youth Ministry?
Theology Together is a different way to experience and do youth ministry. It seeks to educate youth workers in tandem with the teenagers with whom they minister to change the climate of congregational youth ministry as they together introduce theological dialogue, vocational discernment, and reflective action into the flow of youth ministry in the local church and youth development spaces. By creating an environment in which youth are engaged in theological discussion and reflective action with their youth leaders, not only are youth expanded in their theological knowledge and conceptions, but youth leaders are simultaneously trained in the art of engaging young people in theological dialogue. An added benefit is that youth and adults are prepared to return to the congregational context together to further expand the theological repertoire and engagement of the entire youth ministry. Rather than focusing on discrete youth drawn from congregational ministries, Theology Together seeks to form a cohort of youth and adults who experience robust theological thought and dialogue together. Theology Together initiatives serve to instigate, energize, and support ongoing transformational practices in the congregation rather than being the primary site of transformation for youth.
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