Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
“Come and see.” Like Nathanael, we can go off to see and learn lessons that the other disciples took for granted in their faith journey. Discover how sailing and fishing principles help you follow God and catch others for Christ more effectively. Apply and expand your experiential learning to develop your spiritual life and ministry outreach in new ways. This Bible study features personal interviews with a sailing instructor and historical boat builder, commercial fishermen, and licensed fly fishing instructors to give you unique insights into the implicit knowledge many of the disciples already used to follow their calls.
This summer study will also give back to those who offered their expertise and time to this special project by donating $10 from each participant’s fee to At the Lake Ministries (helping special needs and disabled persons to be able to fish), $10 from each participant’s fee to the Susquehanna Conference Camping and Retreat Ministries and $5 of each participant’s fee to the Chesapeake Maritime Museum.
You do not need to have any previous sailing or fishing experiences or to do these particular activities to take this original Bible study. You will need to set a timer for the ten days of this class to limit yourself to one hour daily to complete the assignments–no more and no less. Don’t miss the boat; let’s cast off for this new learning adventure together.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is a teacher and writer. She is excited to be a Culture of the Call Coordinator, teaching three very different “Helping Young People Hear God” modules for Churches, Camping, and Campus Ministries and the Mentoring Young People in Faith course, all part of the Timothy Circle initiative at the Institute for Discipleship. Teryl has interviewed over 50 people including bishops, conference leaders, local church pastors, authors, camping directors and campus ministers to bring the most complete and diverse thinking to Culture of the Call and Mentoring courses.
She recently earned her Discipleship Coaching certificate and will start serving a term on the Susquehanna Conference’s Board of Ordained Ministry in June, 2020. She has an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking, and B.S. in Education. For ten years she worked as a freelance curriculum writer for Group Publishing and then served as Director of Adult Ministries in a thousand member church for seven years. She has taught various other online courses including “Conference Call,” a personalized “design as you go” curriculum offered by the Susquehanna Conference E& I Committee for those attending a “God’s Calling” workshop on discernment. She loves the “iron sharpening iron” opportunities to learn from her course participants.
She is a member of Spry Church (UMC) in York, PA. Her teaching is based on reflection, discussion, and activity-based learning. She feels blessed to have piloted several unique Bible studies within the local church on bioethics, humor, creativity, and service learning. Some of her hobbies include origami, game creation, pottery throwing (making bowls not breaking them), and Christian fiction writing. An advocate of lifelong learning, she thinks the best part is seeing the wonders God reveals daily!