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Idea to Action Series

Thinking Deeply, Ministering Intentionally 

Introducing the Idea to Action Series, a chance for United Brethren pastors, ministry staff, and laypersons to gather together to learn about and discuss practical ministry.

Each symposium in the Idea to Action Series is free for those wishing to attend. To participate in the Idea to Action series pre-registration is required.

What: Each symposium will include an academic lecture, an interview with an exemplary practitioner, and a Q&A with a practitioner model.

When: Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Join each symposium via Zooom using a link you'll recieve after you register

Why: The Idea to Action Series exists 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

The 2021‚Äď2022 Series

Join us for another year in our series of in-depth training events in which we explore relevant ministry topics in light of theological reflection, exemplary practice, and proven resources. Huntington University will host the event through an online format.

Monday, October 25, 2021 | Discipling Youth and Families

Tentative Schedule

10:00 a.m.
“Generation Z and Spiritual Maturity: Challenges and Opportunities”
Dr. Tom Bergler, Professor of Christian Thought and Practice

11:00 a.m.
"Making Disciples at Home: Practices and Problems"
Dr. Becky Benjamin, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology 

12:00 p.m.
 "Ministering to GenZ within Today's Context"
Panel discussion featuring Chris Augustat, Family Ministry Pastor, Fowlerville United Brethren Church; Brian Kramer, Pastor of Middle School Ministries, Emmanuel Community Church; Mark Vincenti, Campus Pastor, Huntington University

Monday, March 28, 2022 | Young Adults and the Church

Details will be announced closer to the event. 

To register for the Idea to Action symposium, please use the online registration link.