Idea to Action Series

Hosted by Huntington University

The Idea to Action symposiums, held twice a year, explore relevant ministry topics in light of theological reflection, exemplary practice, and proven resources. Due to Covid restrictions, the events are currently offered online. The cost is free, but you need to register.

The cost is free for everybody. However, you need to register.

Topic: Young Adults and the Church

When: Monday, March 28, 2022
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Topic: “Young Adults and the Church”


Basic Schedule

10:00 am. “Inspecting the Scaffolding for Adult Faith: a Student Perspective,” by Dr. Karen Jones, Professor of Christian Thought and Practice at Huntington University.

11:00 am. “Reflections & Experience with Young Adults and the Local Church” An interview with Pastor Scott Belmore, head of Mosaic Campus Ministry in Alaska.

11:35. Break

11:45. Dr. Luke Fetters facilitates a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Karen Jones, Pastor Scott Belmore, and Dr. Tom Bergler


Registration

The cost is free for everybody. However, you need to register.

Dr. Karen Jones is professor of Christian Thought and Practice at Huntington University. She joined the faculty in 1997, and specializes in youth ministry and foundations of Christian education. Dr. Jones was a youth minister for 15 years. She has been an instructor for Master’s of Youth Ministry programs in eight countries: China, Cuba, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, and Romania. She is also director of the Doctorate of Educational Ministry program at Havana Baptist Theological Seminary, Havana, Cuba. She holds a Ph.D in Youth Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Scott Belmore is director of Mosaic Campus Ministry in Anchorage, Alaska. Mosaic is about helping students achieve excellence in all parts of their lives and enabling them to be a more vital part in the their churches, on their campus, and in their community.

Other Participants

Wendy Speakman, director of Graduate and Professional Programs at Huntington University.


Dr. Tom Bergler, professor of Christian Thought and Practice at Huntington University

Todd Fetters, Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ USA.


Rev. Jim Bolich, Director of Ministerial Licensing for the Church of the United Brethren in Christ USA.


Dr. Luke Fetters, dean of the college at Huntington University.

Next Idea to Action

Monday, March 28, 2022

“Young Adults and the Church”

About the Idea to Action Series

The Idea to Action Series enables United Brethren pastors, ministry staff, and laypersons to learn about and discuss practical ministry. The purpose is to:

Provide theologically informed ministry perspectives
Provide a consistent source of quality continuing education credits
Provide opportunities for Huntington University ministry students and alumni to interact with local and regional ministry practitioners

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