Number of weeks: 1
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
The book you found for your group would be just perfect if … if only it were longer, shorter, had a study guide, had better questions, more questions, practical applications … and so on. Need some quick and easy ways to get your resource ready and relevant? Choose and bring the resource you want to use to this course. We’ll use it to bridge the gap between what you have and what you want for your small group. In our week long Bible study, you will adapt your resource, learn tools to adapt other resources, and help your peers with ideas for other materials that might fit your small group as well. Don’t pass up that devotion, magazine, or book because it is too long, too short, or too different–let’s work together to tailor it to your group and see how best to suit you.
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.
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!