Bonhoeffer as Youth Minister
October 15-18, 2016 CYF
This intensive course for seminary students is now open to a limited number of pastors and lay leaders as continuing education.
From 1927 to 1938 Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s central pastoral ministry was with children and youth. This course examines Bonhoeffer’s biography, looking in-depth at his lectures, sermons, and essays on youth work. Through Bonhoeffer’s writing and history students are given an example of a theological thinker in children’s and youth ministry to emulate. The course particularly explores confirmation using Bonhoeffer’s work in Wedding 1932 and Pomerania 1938 to reexamine our practices today.
(Limit of 10 participants)
Contact Hours: 24
Saturday 8 to 4, Sunday 8 to 4, Monday night 5 to 8 (including a German-themed dinner), and Tuesday 8 to 4.
Andy Root, Carrie Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Children, Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary