Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
You know when you are called to write — God gives you a passion to reach out to others with your words whether in fiction, drama, curriculum, devotions, or articles. But if you need the encouragement and feedback on where to find your “place” or how to engage and grow faith, this course is for you! This week-long course spends two days on vision and plan, two days on writing and revision, two days on sharing and follow-up, with a Sabbath for reflection and gratitude.
Take the time to write and start this unique form of ministry with a blend of creative collaborative study and practical application. Why only a week? Writers often need impossible looming deadlines to get more done than they would with longer ones.
The instructor has been published in Christian fiction, drama, curriculum by mainstream publishers and her books are all over the world. Currently the devotions, articles, and marketing copy she writes are published at her current workplace with readership from a few dozen to over a thousand at a time.
About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is a teacher and writer. She is excited to be the Timothy Circle Culture of the Call Coordinator, teaching three very different Culture of the Call modules at BeADisciple for Congregational Life (churches), Camping Ministries, and Campus Ministries.
She has an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston and B.S. in Education from Clarion University. She worked as a freelance curriculum writer for Group Publishing for ten years 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!