Youth Spirituality Course, Thursday Nights @ Whitley
In short, I had discovered that I was doing OK at running a youth ministry machine while being basically clueless about how faith actually grows in youth and young adults
Turning points … at the time they are often painful, but life would be pretty straight without them (pun intended).
I have blogged previously about an incredibly disorienting experience I had in my second year of youth ministry (The Pizza Story). The more I think about it, the more I recognise that that moment was a major turning point.
Prior to that moment, I was focused on learning the tricks of running better bible studies. After I began to wonder how do people hear God’s voice through his Word.
Before I was proud of my theologically-correct-and-yet-emotive worship services. After I began to ponder how people genuinely experience God’s presence.
Before I was focused upon drawing people into leadership and taking responsibility for an area of ministry. Afterwards, I was intrigued with how people discerned their personal calling.
In short, I had discovered that I was doing OK at running a youth ministry machine while being basically clueless about how faith actually grows in youth and young adults, and how we can participate and encourage that process.
This semester, Whitley College is hosting Youth (and Young Adult) Spirituality on Thursday evenings. Its course that explores these questions and considers the array of responses other like-minded pilgrims have made. I guess its kinda like the last decade of learning piled into a semester.
More details in the link below, together with a very embarrassing video that retells the story and outlines the unit.
How to enrol in the unit as a student or Audit can be found here
If you are interested, let me know and feel free to pass on to others who may be interested.
Youth Spirituality / DP1010W_CT1010W
Thursday evenings, 6-9pm
12 Weeks, commencing July 30th
Whitley College, 271 Royal Parade, Parkville.
03 9340 8100