In order to be an effective minister of the gospel, you need to know both the God-stuff like the Bible and theology, and the people-stuff like the culture and context of those to whom you minister. At each stage of life, we process and engage knowledge and belief in different ways. In order to minister well, you must know these things about those to whom you minister. You must know human development and how it relates to lifelong faith formation.
This course is a five-week course designed to give an overview of human development with an emphasis on the first third of life. This will include biological, cognitive, social, cultural, and spiritual development.
Dr. Amy Jacober (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is the Director of Academics for the Sonoran Theological Group. She teaches, writes, and speaks all while continuing to live her work in the laboratory of life. She utilizes practical theology weaving this into a variety of ministerial settings. She has focused on marginalized communities, urban and disability with particular expertise in early and middle adolescents as well as emerging adults. Her heart is for the spiritual formation of individuals and communities within a broad range of creative service to God. She draws from her training in social work to address systems and consider spiritual formation as it impacts individuals and communities.
This is a five-week class, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, on Monday nights.
Monday, January 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Monday, February 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Monday, February 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Monday, February 22, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Monday, February 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
(Please note that there will be no class on February 15.)
You can register below via our Eventbrite registration link or you can register at the door by showing up on the first night. Either way, we look forward to seeing you there.