Symposium: Traditional Biblical Sexuality in a Changing Youth Culture 2019

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Thank you for registering for the Introduction to Youth Ministry Symposium. Please bring your ticket with you when you check in. The Symposium will take place in the Academic Center at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in So. Hamilton MA. For more information contact the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal at shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu.

Symposium: Traditional Biblical Sexuality in a Changing Youth Culture 2019

When and where

Date and time

Location

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 130 Essex Street Hamilton, MA 01982

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

Description

As debates about human sexuality dominate classrooms, coffee shops, and social media, youth ministers committed to a traditional Biblical ethic may struggle to find their voice. Some may wonder if there is a safe space in which to form a theologically informed and nuanced approach to these charged and complex issues. Join Dr. Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent Youth Understanding and Dr. Duffy Robbins of Grove City College for an intensive multi-day symposium to deepen your own Biblical and theological foundations, to broaden your apologetic for affirming the goodness of expressing sexual intimacy within the bonds of marriage between a man and a woman, and to strengthen your pastoral skills in helping youth live out these truths.


This Symposium presumes participants' affirmation of a historic, orthodox Christian sexual ethic and will be building from this premise, not debating it. Participation is limited to 25 to allow for deep exploration of these issues and will require some preparatory work and active involvement in the Symposium.

Limited to 25 participants. Fee: $625 (registration by November 30) $695 (after November 30) Fee includes Symposium, Instruction, Materials, Snacks, and Lunches. Fee does not include travel, overnight lodging, and additional meals. (see FAQ's for lodging suggestions)

The Symposium will take place in the Academic Center Room 354.

Pre Symposium Preparation

Read one or both of the following texts. . . preferably both. . .

God and the Transgender Debate – Andrew Walker

Love Into Light – Peter Hubbard

Read Chapter 1 (“Ethical Theories and Sex”) and Chapter 7 (“The Challenge of Homosexuality”) in The Meaning of Sex by Dennis Hollinger.

Draft Schedule

Monday, 1/7
11:00-12:00 Session #1
12: 00 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Session #2
3:00-4 :30 Session #3

Tuesday, 1/8
9:00-12:00 Session #4
Interview with TBD
12:00 Lunch
1:15-4:45 Session #5

Wednesday, 1/9
9:00-12:00 Session #6
Interview with TBD
12:00 Lunch
1:15-4:45 Session #7
Interview with TBD

Thursday, 1/10
9:00-12:00 Session #8
12:00 Lunch and Dismiss

Contact the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal for more information at Shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu.

FAQs

Housing

We will reserve a room block at TownPlace Suites in Danvers, MA at a rate of $89/night. Use this link to book your room. Book your group rate for Gordon Conwell youth Ministry Symposium

Other options:

Courtyard Marriott Danvers, 978-777-8630, www.marriott.com

DoubleTree Hilton, 978-777-2500, www.doubletree3.hilton.com

Parking

Parking is available in the lot next to the Academic Building. Follow the signs as you enter campus.

Photography and Audio Recording:

Most of our events are recorded (with speakers permission) and photographs may be taken for publicity purposes and promotion on social media. For more information regarding this or to request that your image not be used for this purpose, please contact the Shoemaker Center at shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu.