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Yale Youth Ministry Institute Presents: Monthly Lunch & Lecture Series

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event description: 

Greenberg Conference Center

391 Prospect Street

 New Haven, CT 06511

Please join us at the Yale Greenberg Conference Center (located adjacent to Yale Divinity School) for a presentation by Dr. Andrew Root and Christian Gonzalez as they deliver a lecture entitled: Questions of Meaning, Events of Joy: The Youth Worker as Kenotic Guide

Our April lecture will be presented by Dr. Andrew Root, Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, as well as Christian Gonzalez, Young Adult Ministries Coordinator for the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. In this presentation, we will explore how faith is passed on through wrestling with young people’s deep questions of meaning. We will ask specifically, what exactly does it mean to take a theological turn in youth ministry? Looking at the biblical concept of kenosis, we’ll turn away from a technological perspec- tive that sees youth ministry as providing solutions, or faith-formation as getting the knowledge of theology in young people’s heads. Instead we will explore how faith-formation, theology, and ministry are held together as a deep experience of joy. Drawing particularly from the life and youth work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, we’ll see how questions of meaning, humility, and joy come together in ministry.

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This event is free and open to the public!

Can’t make it in person? The event will be livestreamed and archived.

Open To: 
Undergraduates