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Society constructed adolescence over the last 125 years. Therefore, we are just beginning to understand the full implications of human development and the pace at which one develops into a functional adult. Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson are a couple of developmental theorists that have helped shape our understanding. Other researchers have added to their theories, creating a tapestry of thought on the subject. Learn how these theories along with recent discoveries in brain mapping contribute to the development of youth. How might the church be more intentional in helping young people develop? You will come away from this two-week workshop with a new perspective and new strategies to help youth grow in all areas of their lives.
About YMI Two-Week Courses – The Youth Ministry Institute values relationships. Our goal is to create a relationship between you and the instructor and the other participants in the course. It is our experience that this network of colleagues continues to influence one another in positive ways. Expect to experience three 30 minute recorded class sessions, two live video sessions, an active discussion board and two applicable projects to assess your understanding and application of the material. There are no tests – only practical application of best practices so that youth might grow in their faith.
About the Instructor
Steve Schneeberger is currently the Executive Director of Grow Ministries at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida. He founded the Youth Ministry Institute in 2005 and remains the Executive Director. YMI is a non-profit organization that empowers youth ministers to become skilled and effective leaders. Beginning in 1985, Steve began a vocation as a youth minister serving churches in Kansas and Florida. He is a 1981 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and has a business degree from Baker University and a law degree from the University of Kansas. Since 2016, he has been the Adjunct Professor of Youth Ministry at Florida Southern College. He is married to Carol, a middle school guidance counselor and former teacher. He and his wife have lived and worked in Orlando, Florida, since 1994. They have three children and one dog.