The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Yale Youth Ministry Institute Learning Lunch Lab

Yale Divinity School Old Refectory
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511

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Join us Wednesday, April 3rd for a Learning Lunch Lab lead by the Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson in the Old Refectory at Yale Divinity School. YMI is proud to introduce our new interactive Learning Lunch Lab, a sacred space designed to foster a community network, for those who are seeking to promote adolescent faith and flourishing in a diverse and changing world. Our intention with our learning lab is to offer tools, methods, and practical resources to support youth workers in their journey, within the context of their communities.

Rev. Dr. Jackson will be presenting on Realizing Effectiveness and Well-being by Seeking Sanctuary. This is an important topic for all who serve within their context, especially youth workers. It has been said that youth ministry is “burned out ministry.” Youth workers are always eager to learn how to help young people cope with stress, depression, anxiety, etc. However, how are we as leaders and ministers coping and caring for ourselves?

The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson provides us with the following question to ponder: Are leaders who take time apart to engage in spiritual practices more effective in their leadership?