Many children and youth first hear God’s call while at a camp or retreat. But some of these campers will have never been to church, nor do they expect to go to a college with a campus ministry. Are you equipped and ready to help them hear and follow their call on their faith journey?
Join us as we explore the call stories of scripture. Work on spiritual practices for hearing and responding to God’s call. Connect with churches and campus ministries near you and collaborate on ways to actively encourage and share God’s call. Discover relevant outdoor activities and facilitation ideas to engage in new ways to celebrate God’s call.
By the end of the course, you’ll be more grounded in understanding your own call, equipped help others to hear their own, and have effective practices to use in your camps and retreats.
This course is for anyone related in a camping or retreat ministry. There will be two optional video chats in this course (evening times), and may include members of the Culture of the Call: Campus Ministries course.
Come and see why God calls you to your wonderfully unique ministry, and how to help your youth hear their own calls!
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!