Everyone is called by God, and invited into his family and plans. Yet we all have a slightly different understanding of just what God’s call is. When you think of examples of God’s call, do you think of Moses or Paul? Mary or Rebekah? Zaccheus or Timothy? In this course, we’ll explore how to know when God is calling you.
We’ll also collaborate on ways to help others hear and respond to God’s call. Through interactive peer learning, we’ll develop a culture of the call in our churches. We’ll connect with scripture and each other, engaging in powerful discussions about how God is at work in and around us. Join us for this active fellowship and in-depth study as we take part in God’s call to be the body of Christ together, and let’s support each other as we follow God and share our journey of faith.
About the Timothy Circle
This class is a part of the Timothy Circle. The Timothy Circle is a sister program of BeADisciple and is focused on helping connect young people with opportunities that will further their understanding of their call. You can learn more about the Timothy Circle on the Institute for Discipleship website or by watching the video below:
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 Culture of the Call modules 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!