Summer 2016

yale youth ministry institute at yale divinity school presents: 

Why Youth Ministry? A Beacon of Joy in the Midst of Suffering

YDS Summer Study June 6-10, 2016

This ​weeklong ​course ​is ​designed ​for ​pastors, ​seminarians, lay ​leaders, ​and ​youth ​ministers. ​Each night from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we ​will ​gather ​for ​evening ​fellowship ​dinners, ​lectures, ​and ​workshop ​breakouts ​to ​name and discuss some of the ​adversities our ​youth ​face every day. Throughout the week, we will learn with and from one another some concrete ways combat these adversities to better ​nurture ​the ​foundations ​of ​joyful, ​flourishing ​lives. ​Yale ​Divinity ​School’s ​standard ​charge ​for ​a ​Summer ​Study ​course ​is ​$450. ​The ​Youth ​Ministry ​Institute ​is ​providing ​each ​registrant ​for ​this ​program ​a ​$400 ​scholarship, ​reducing ​the ​tuition ​for ​each ​registrant ​to ​$50 ​for ​the ​entire ​weeklong ​program.

COURSE SUMMARY
Got Joy? Nurtuing Joy and Flourishing in the Midst of Adversity

  • Dr. Angela Gorrell on Social Media Pt. I - Monday, June 6th
    Yale Divinity School
    Dr. Angela Gorrell will deliver a lecture entitled, “Social Media: What You Need to Know (Part I): Addressing the Negative Effects of Social Media with Youth Struggling with Bullying, Marginalization, Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem.” Dr. Gorrell is on the faculty of Yale Divinity School as an Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Her emphasis is on Evaluation, Field Development and Public Engagement. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, having earned her M.Div. there in 2010. She also has a B.A. in Youth Ministry. Her dissertation is entitled, “Social Media, Churches, and Christian formation.” Dr. Gorrell specializes in helping organizations use new forms of media and technology for educational and relational purposes. She is also an ordained pastor in the Mennonite Church USA and has 14 years of ministry experience at churches and parachurch organizations. Twitter: @angelagorrel
     
  • Dr. Angela Gorrell on Social Media Pt. II - Tuesday, June 7th
    Yale Divinity School
    Dr. Angela Gorrell will deliver a lecture entitled, “Social Media: What You Need to Know (Part II): Using the Positive Potential of Social Media to Engage and Build Community with Youth Struggling with Isolation and Alienation.” Dr. Gorrell is on the faculty of Yale Divinity School as an Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Her emphasis is on Evaluation, Field Development and Public Engagement. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, having earned her M.Div. there in 2010. She also has a B.A. in Youth Ministry. Her dissertation is entitled, “Social Media, Churches, and Christian formation.” Dr. Gorrell specializes in helping organizations use new forms of media and technology for educational and relational purposes. She is also an ordained pastor in the Mennonite Church USA and has 14 years of ministry experience at churches and parachurch organizations. Twitter: @angelagorrel
  • Dr. Sarah F. Farmer & Dr. Angela Gorrell on Burnout in Youth Ministry - Wednesday, June 8th
    Yale Divinity School
    Dr. Sarah F. Farmer and Dr. Angela Gorrell will deliver a lecture entitled, “Burnout in the Gap: Youth Ministry in the Midst of Adversity.”  Dr. Farmer is an associate research scholar at Yale Divinity School and directs the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Sarah received her M.Div. and Ph.D from Emory University, where she taught as an adjunct faculty and co-directed a Certificate in Theological Studies Program at a Women’s Prison. Dr. Gorrell is on the faculty of Yale Divinity School as an Associate Research Scholar at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. She is finishing her Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, having earned her M.Div. there in 2010.
  • Dr. Sarah F. Farmer on Incarcerated Youth - Thursday, June 9th
    Yale Divinity School

    Dr. Sarah Farmer will deliver a lecture entitled,”Youth on Lockdown: Ministry to Youth on the Pipeline to Prison.” Dr. Farmer is an associate research scholar at Yale Divinity School and directs the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Dr. Farmer received her M.Div. and Ph.D from Emory University, where she taught as an adjunct faculty and co-directed a Certificate in Theological Studies Program at a Women’s Prison. Dr. Farmer teaches in the areas of psychosocial identity and faith formation, community building, congregational studies, social change and transformative pedagogy.
  • Dr. Sarah F. Farmer on Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts - Friday, June 10th
    Yale Divinity School
    Dr. Sarah F. Farmer will deliver a lecture entitled,”Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts: Using Art to Heal the Effects of Trauma.”  Dr. Farmer is an associate research scholar at Yale Divinity School and directs the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture. She received her M.Div. and Ph.D from Emory University, where she taught as an adjunct faculty and co-directed a Certificate in Theological Studies Program at a Women’s Prison. Dr. Farmer teaches in the areas of psychosocial identity and faith formation, community building, congregational studies, social change and transformative pedagogy.