Over the 3 years of the grant, the Science for Youth Ministry team will help foster the conversation around faith and science partly through participation in several kinds of events. Through presentations at national youthworker conferences, higher ed opportunities through Luther Seminary, and a series of writing symposiums bringing together some of brightest minds in science and youth ministry, Science for Youth Ministry hopes to bring to youth leaders everywhere resources and key concepts for application in local ministry.
Through existing youth ministry training events, Science for Youth Ministry will directly engage youth workers in the conversation between science and faith.
The Science for youth ministry grant funds education through higher ed teaching. 3 intensives will be hosted by Luther Seminary, as well as other classes funded by SYM mini-grants. Applications for those grant will be received beginning in January of 2017. Staff and keynote interviews will be available following each of the June intensives at Luther Seminary.
2016 CY4525 Children, Youth & Family Contemporary Issues course focuses on Neuropsychology and Children. Our guest presenter is the co-author of the bestselling book The Whole-Brain Child, Tina Payne Bryson. Dr. Bryson has been featured on many national media outlets, and daily helps parents, adolescents and children at The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California.
Through a series of writing symposiums, Science for Youth Ministry will seed the national conversation between science and faith. Each symposium will feature 6 youth ministry practitioners and thought leaders and their work will be highlighted here on our site when published. Click the link above to meet our contributors.