Online course: Helping Young People Hear God at Camp

17 - 6

Feb 2020 - Mar 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Are you equipped and ready to help young people hear and follow their call? How can you provide sacred spaces and develop partnerships for the call journey? Where can you extend the transformational experiences of camping and retreat ministries into the larger community? How are you adapting to shifting resources and culture to care for campers and their journeys of faith? Many children, youth and young adults first hear God’s call while at a camp or retreat. But some of these young people will have never been to church, nor do they expect to go to a college. Others may go to a church or campus ministry but not have the support needed to accept their call. God has called you to help. Explore biblical call stories and work on spiritual practices for hearing and responding to God. Connect with churches and campuses near you to effectively and actively share God’s call together. Discover relevant outdoor activities and facilitation ideas to champion God’s call. Walk the path of faith with the young people in your care. By the end of the course, you’ll be more grounded in understanding your own call, equipped to help others to hear their own and have meaningful practices to use in your camps and retreats. This course is for anyone related to a camping or retreat ministry. There will be two optional video chats in this course (evening times), and they may include members of the campus ministries course. We plan to hold these meetings at 9:30 p.m. EST during a weeknight to help those in other time zones but will do an initial poll to establish availability. Come and see why God calls you to your wonderfully unique ministry and how you can help young people answer their own calls! This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. ***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

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Intended Audience: Annual Conference Delegates
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