Are you concerned about the social and ecological situations our world faces? Do you long to see your congregation more engaged with these issues in your community? Do you love your church so much that it sometimes frustrates you? If so, then join us this year for the 11th Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute. As a participant, you will gain the skills and knowledge that will empower you to help lead your congregation beyond its walls and into the public square for the common good.
WHEN: Sunday afternoon June 19 2016 – Friday noon June 24, 2016
WHERE: Augsburg College
COST: $250.00 (congregations are encouraged to cover this cost)
WHO: Youth who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade who want to engage in deeper conversations about faith, community, and vocation; and can attend the entire week of ACYTI.
Instructor: Jeremy Myers is a religion/ youth ministry professor at Augsburg College. He earned his B.S. in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota, his M.A. in Youth Leadership at Luther Seminary and his PhD in Pastoral Care & Counseling at Luther Seminary. He is a commissioned Associate in Ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. His current academic interests include articulating a vocational understanding of youth and a public understanding of church. He lives with his wife and two children in St. Paul, MN. Bluegrass music, strong coffee and huge pancakes are a few of his favorite things.