IT’S NOT A MISSION TRIP. IT’S NOT A CAMP. IT’S UNCHARTED. History is filled with stories of those who have gone off-the-grid and beyond the map to discover what others have never known. This summer, join us in exploring faith in uncharted territory as we ask together some of the big questions: THIS SUMMER TAKE YOUR FAITH OFF-THE-GRID How can we have hope in the face of tragedy? Why is there suffering and injustice in our world? What are we called to do about it? And where is God in the midst of it all? Such questions require a journey beyond thin answers and mapped-out responses, where the destination is not always certain but where true faith happens. Through experiences that upend our usual ways of explaining the world we’ll explore these questions together in service, worship, and theological discussion. In the process, you’ll come to understand yourself, your world, your calling, and your God in new ways. Official registration will open at theologytogether.com December 1, 2013. You can access and learn more about the event on the FAQ link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLx7BHYhOFj1bUyZ9OZMIz65lsU8Xa7mwrqJE640eRk/edit?usp=sharing
CYMT is proud to announce the expansion of our original initiative into Theology Together 2.0. CYMT aims to develop a curriculum to be used in local congregations and ministries. Taking what we have learned about engaging youth in deep theological reflection during missional experiences and embedding those processes into congregational youth ministries.
"I hope students come away from my courses with the ability to think more deeply, richly and theologically about their youth ministry practice. I think a lot of what happens in youth ministry happens unreflectively and can be deforming to young people, and my courses are intended to give students a theological framework for evaluating and reforming their youth ministry practice."
Of course, I want students to drink deeply from the academic readings, lectures and discussions, and I want them to be informed by the academics. But more than that, I want them to see that youth ministry is a calling of God, an important part of God’s mission in the world, one that should give them pride and evoke humility at the same time.