Youth Theology Institute (ACYTI)

OMC! Christian Community in the Internet Age

June 15-20, 2014 at Augsburg College

ACYTIInstructor: Rev. Dr. Hans Wiersma

In our churches we confess each week that we believe in the communion of saints. Much has been written about what makes for community in the digital age. For example, how does your cell phone influence the way you experience Christian community? Does our technology enhance or hinder our experience of Christian community? We will investigate a variety of resources including theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and communication theorist Marshall McLuhen in an attempt to answer these questions.

General Details:

The 2014 Youth Theology Institute has already occurred. Stay tuned to this website to see final papers from the participants in fall 2014!

Who is Eligible? Youth who have completed 9th-12th grade; want to engage in deeper conversations about faith, community, and vocation; and can attend the entire week of ACYTI.

Pastors/Youth Ministers: Help identify and nominate a youth participant from your congregation. More details for 2015 will be available in mid-February.

Learn more about why we have the Youth Theology Institute.