If you’re a campus minister, chances are good that you already focus on vocational discernment in your work with young people. So why would you want more training around Call?
This course covers so much more than call discernment. It helps you as a campus minister reach out and make connections with others to create a support network that can help you reach your fundraising goals. It helps you strengthen connections with area churches and Christian camps to provide an entire network of support and faith-related opportunities to students. And it helps you connect to the resources that tackle the issues students are most interested in right now, whether that’s social justice, anti-racism, or mental health.
And yes, it will also help you articulate to your students how call discernment is different from vocational discernment. It will also provide you with discernment resources to help them recognize and understand experiences of Call.
In this workshop, you’ll collaborate with peers from other campus ministries on creative ways to help students discern and respond to God’s call while utilizing and expanding your network.
There will be two optional video chats during the course (evenings) which may include participants in the camping ministry course. We plan to hold these meetings at 9:30 PM EST during a weeknight to help those in other time zones but will do an initial poll to establish availability.
Get your professional development in! This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Timothy Circle
This class is a part of the Timothy Circle. The Timothy Circle is a sister program of BeADisciple and is focused on helping connect young people with opportunities that will further their understanding of their call. You can learn more about the Timothy Circle on the Institute for Discipleship website or by watching the video below:
About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is a teacher and writer. She is excited to be a Culture of the Call Coordinator, teaching three very different Culture of the Call modules for Congregational Life (churches), Camping Ministries, and Campus Ministries. She has interviewed over 50 people including bishops, conference leaders, local church pastors, authors, camping directors and campus ministers to bring the most complete and diverse thinking to Culture of the Call and Mentoring courses.
Teryl has an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking from UMass Boston and B.S. in Education from Clarion University. She worked as a freelance curriculum writer for Group Publishing for ten years and then served as Director of Adult Ministries in a thousand member church for seven years. She has taught various other online courses including “Conference Call,” a personalized “design as you go” curriculum offered by the Susquehanna Conference E& I Committee for those attending a “God’s Calling” workshop on discernment. She loves the “iron sharpening iron” opportunities to learn from her course participants.
She is a member of Spry Church (UMC) in York, PA. Her teaching is based on reflection, discussion, and activity-based learning. She feels blessed to have piloted several unique Bible studies within the local church on bioethics, humor, creativity, and service learning. Some of her hobbies include origami, game creation, pottery throwing (making bowls not breaking them), and Christian fiction writing. An advocate of lifelong learning, she thinks the best part is seeing the wonders God reveals daily!