Student-taught Intensives 2007-2008

2007-2008 Student-taught Intensives



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Most of these courses are open to students and ministers. Some are also open to lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations.

Upated 10/30/06

Fall 2007

Ministering with Young Adults
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, November 10, 2007
Lynn Kelly and Neal Anderson
This introductory course is offered as a means of helping Starr King students understand the needs particular to young adults, and gain tools to foster community, justice, and spirituality among Unitarian Universalists, ages 18-35.  We will explore the differences between campus ministry and young adult groups within a congregation, how to start and grow a group, contemporary worship, local, district, and continental structures, and why a commitment to young adults is necessary and important.  Students are required to read the Unitarian Universalist Guide to Young Adult Ministry, available at http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/resources/index.html#guide, prior to this Saturday. This course is open to SKSM students, local ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations. 
SK 4118           
.5 unit                       
Pass/Fail Only                       
Limit: 25                       
Fireside Room

Spring 2008

Dynamic Unitarian Universalist Youth Ministry
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2008
Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward (SKSM) and Megan Dowdell (PSR)

This intensive grounds participants in some of the philosophical, psychological, programmatic, ethical and theological aspects of youth ministry. Geared particularly toward Unitarian Universalists, this course examines how to embody a vision of youth ministry that is a vibrant, robust, and flexible part of every congregation. Topics of discussion include leadership and spiritual development, professional support for youth advisors, denominational polity, adolescent life issues, building intergenerational community, and a critical analysis of different models of youth ministry and programming. Recommended for all religious leaders, both new and old to youth ministry!  Students are responsible for reading several articles from a course reader prior to this Saturday. The course reader will be available for purchase at Copy Central, 2483 Hearst Ave., Berkeley.  This course is open to SKSM students, local ministers and lay members of Unitarian Universalist congregations. 
SK 4119           
.5 unit                       
Pass/Fail Only                       
Limit: 25           
Fireside Room

 

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