NC Wesleyan Youth Theology Institute
YTI, a Lilly Endowment funded program, is offered on our campus and through our faculty for high school students who are interested in learning about Christian ministry, theology and leadership. We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2017 programs. Yes, programs! We have so many students from last summer who want to return that we will host two separate weeks of YTI this summer. Also, we are currently offering $100 off tuition for our Early Bird applicants. Enter coupon code #YTISummer2017Schools in the comment section of the online application. Coupon expires March 20th.
What do we do and how? YTI provides rising 10th through 12th grade high school students the time, place and tools to discern God’s calling upon their lives. YTI introduces students to spiritual disciplines necessary to sustain them throughout their lives, teaches analytical skills necessary to study and synthesize scripture and other writings from their Christian traditions, and assists in setting up mentor relationships that offer guidance, support and opportunities to grow in leadership and service. YTI also encourages students to form covenantal relationships with other Christian students who are also discerning their calling to vocational ministry, missions or areas of religious leadership and shed light on ministry opportunities where young people can serve in their communities. It is our goal to come alongside students, parents and local churches to encourage youth in Christian growth. Students currently enrolled in YTI have set up Bible studies in their schools, assisted with local missions and study books on spiritual formation to share with mentors and small groups.
The first session is July 9 to July 14 and will discuss Christian ethics and justice. The second session is July 16 to July 23 and will have a focus on the Christian ethical response to poverty. We will again travel to visit ministries and missions targeted at these two topics and spend our afternoons in the classroom reading and discussing how our faith and the scriptures address each topic.
Students can apply online at: https://www.ncwc.edu/youththeologyinstitute/ Check out our Facebook page to see what all we have been doing and to find our newsletters that highlight ways we serve. Go to: https://www.facebook.com/YouthTheologyInstitute/