Pfeiffer's YeTI program offers great experience for high school students

 

Pfeiffer Youth Theological Institute a/k/a/ YeTI is a two-week summer experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to become useful and effective servant leaders—and are ready to learn more about themselves in relation to God and God’s call on their lives. The dates for this year’s program are June 18 through July 1, 2017.  Over the course of two weeks, students will explore time-honored theological ideas, put faith into action through hands-on learning, engage in a daily rhythm of prayer and worship and discover what it means to be a beloved member of God’s household through field trips, community service and outdoor leadership training. After engaging in this program, students will be better equipped to lead mission and ministry in their home communities. During the first week, students will experience Pfeiffer University’s undergraduate campus in Misenheimer, N.C.  During the second week, students will travel to one of three cities for community-based projects centered on topics introduced during week one. For example, students who choose to serve in Charlotte will work with Pfeiffer’s sport ministry partners, such as the Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Hornets and NASCAR, while working with Charlotte-area youth. Those who go to Asheville will stay in the Haw Creek community, working with the Missional Wisdom Foundation to put to use principles related to eco-justice and community building.  In Washington D.C., students will participate in the work and ministry of agencies housed in the Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society and Wesley Downtown as they explore issues of immigration and justice on small and large scales. Due to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, cost for the program is $300.  Information and registration can be found at www.pfeiffer.edu/yeti, or contact Sherri Barnes, program director, at sherri.barnes@pfeiffer.edu or 704-463-3073.

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CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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