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Covenant Webinar: “Reaching the Millennial Generation and a Role for Group Bible Study”


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We talk a lot about “Millennials,” the generation born between 1982 and 2004. Who are they? What do they value? What are they seeking? As faith communities, how do we reach them and how to we meet their spiritual needs? Answers to these questions are neither obvious nor straightforward.  On Wednesday April 5 at Noon Central Time, Dr. Jaco Hamman, Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School will share his research about Millennials and how to reach them. 

In depth Bible study, like Covenant Bible Study, can provide Millennials the community, substance and foundation on which to build their own life and faith narratives they are seeking. Covenant is a comprehensive, 24-week, video-based study that helps participants apply the Bible to their personal stories, cultivating a lifelong trust in God and a love of scripture. Learn more about Covenant Bible Study at


About Dr. Hamman:

Dr. Jaco Hamman

Jaco J. Hamman’s research interests include the formation of pastoral leaders, psychology of religion, psychodynamic theory, play studies, and humanity’s deepening relationship with technology. His current projects focuses on the Biblical prophet Joel and on the secular and religious narratives people live by.

A native of South Africa, he has completed his studies in South Africa, at Princeton Theological Seminary, and at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute (New York City).  Hamman has lectured widely in North America, Southern Africa, Bangladesh, Australia, and New Zealand. Professor Hamman is a Section Editor (Pastoral Counseling) for The Encyclopedia of Psychology of Religion (Springer Reference) and on the Editorial Board of Sacred Spaces, e-journal of The American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is a regular reviewer for Pastoral Psychology. An ordained pastor in the Reformed Church in America, Hamman was Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary (Holland, MI) for eleven years prior to joining Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2012.

As director of the Program in Theology and Practice, Hamman coordinates the training of a generation of professors who are outstanding teachers of people preparing for ministry and groundbreaking scholars engaged in practical theological inquiry.