What is the difference between “call versus vocation?” Is there a “soulmate of profession,” or “one” thing you are supposed to do? How can we adapt to the impact of delayed adulthood and technology in our faith community? What if students aren’t able to articulate or even recognize their experiences of calling?
God has called YOU. How will you answer?
This online class helps you — an adult involved in or located near a campus ministry — to develop a moving community encouraging young adults to actively follow God’s call and strive to be closer to him.
Collaborate with peers from other campus ministries on ways to help students discern and respond to God’s call. Learn how to reach out to and partner with area churches and Christian camps to form a supportive network for students to explore their faith before, during, and after college. Join in two optional video chats during the course (evenings) which may include participants in the camp ministry course. We plan to hold these meetings at 9:30 PM EST during a weeknight to help those in other time zones but will do an initial poll to establish availability.
We are called to do more than “make a difference,” we are called to make disciples!
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
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!