Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
|One of the struggles of growing faith is connecting our experiences with the analogies in the Bible. We can see the stories as “to-do” or “not to-do” lists rather than rich engagements with our deep questions of Christian living. This course requires you to plant and grow some new plants whether indoors or outside at least one week before the course starts.
Discover what growing and gardens teach us beyond the expected! This course is for the personal faith development of leaders who are hoping to facilitate different Bible studies and discussions for themselves and others.
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!