Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Have you been looking for resources that you can use in your youth ministry? Are you looking for new ways of engaging youth?
During this course we will look at two different approaches in engaging youth and helping them to grow in their spiritual journey with Christ: hospitality, worship, mission and develop strong Christian relationships with each other and with God.
This course will also consider how we can restructure the youth group setting and Bible Study time to include those with disabilities: autism, learning disabilities, and mobility. Christ said all children are welcome.
Students are required to have copies of the following books for this course:
- Five Practices of Fruitful Youth Ministry, by Robert Schnase and Terry B. Carty
- Finding God in the graffiti: Empowering Teenagers Through Stories, by Frank Rogers, Jr.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin serves as a Local Pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business of Science in Administration/ Management, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Harriet graduated in 2015 with her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology.
Harriet has been in ministry in faith communities for nearly 20 years, which includes being involved with children, youth, young adults, adults and those with disabilities. She has also been a caregiver for both her mom and her husband. As a pastor, she offers caregiver support to the community she serves.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries