Everyone expects to learn when they pursue higher education, but do they expect to learn from God? God often calls at the times of transition, but college students may not recognize a call from God or even be able to articulate their questions and experiences.
This online class helps you — an adult involved in campus ministry — to discern when and where God is calling, and help young people do the same. In other words, you’ll develop a campus ministry culture that nurtures and celebrates God’s call in the lives of young people and moves them closer to God.
Through this class, you’ll collaborate with peers from other campus ministries on ways to help students hear and respond to God’s call. We’ll learn the language of call, explore the many kinds of call in Scripture, practice talking about call, and practice listening for call in the words of young people in our ministries. We’ll also learn how to reach out to and partner with area churches and Christian camps to form a supportive network that helps young people explore their faith before, during, and after college.
God has called YOU to help nurture the faith of young people. Come connect with scripture and each other, and gain confidence in understanding your own call, equipping others to hear their own, and incorporating aspects of God’s call into any setting you’re in. Join us!
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!