ADULT LEARNING TRACK
(optional for Adult Advisors and Adult Observers)
The PYT Adult Learning Track is the opportunity of a lifetime for the adult advisor who could use or would enjoy some focused, professionally planned and led continuing education focused on the Christian faith formation of youth. A course and an option perfect for volunteer leaders in Christian Education, youth ministry, children’s ministry, intergenerational or family ministry. Paid and professional ministry leaders will also enjoy and benefit from the information generated by this topic!
Intergenerational Youth Ministry: Cultivating Faith in Young People through Intergenerational Holy Moments
For far too long, youth ministry has been characterized as a bunch of young people with a couple of adults journeying with them (in a dank basement with old furniture). New findings suggest, however, that having multiple generations together while ministering to youth can help form Christian identity more effectively. Framed through the notion of “intergenerational holy moments,” this three-day workshop explores how cultivating IG moments helps anchor a deeper faith and a multi-layered understanding of Christian community. Join the staff of the Office of Christian Formation at the Presbyterian Mission Agency as we delve into this rich topic and explore a fuller vision for the church and the future of youth ministry.
The Adult Learning Track will be offered daily on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Triennium. One 90-minute session daily – with the morning’s session repeated each day for Group B.
Schedule by Group A and Group B
Group A (If you are assigned to Group A Small Group Sessions this is you!)
Wednesday: 9:00am – 10:30am
Thursday: 9:00am – 10:30am
Friday: 10:00am – 11:30am
Group B (If you are assigned to Group B Small Group Sessions this is you!)
Wednesday: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Friday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Brian serves as Associate for Christian Formation with a portfolio in Camp and Conference Ministry at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. His passion is asking “Why?” Currently, he is taking a deep dive into effective Christian Formation and is coaching congregations in Cascades Presbytery exploring implementation of and transition to Intergenerational Ministry. Brian has served the PCUSA for 20 years, holds a certification in youth and theology from Princeton Seminary and is a certified Leadership Coach. Brian has three wonderful boys and he and his wife, Ingerlene, share a passion for s’mores!
Rev. Jason Brian Santos, PhD, is the Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation at the Presbyterian Mission Agency. He is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds a Ph.D. in practical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of A Community Called Taizé (IVP, 2008) and After Paradise (IVP Academic, forthcoming). He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Shannon and his two sons, Judah and Silas (aka Tutu). In his spare time, he plays and designs board games.