Really looking forward to the YCML lectures in London and Leeds in March. The lectures were set up in response to the increasing numbers of youth workers studying youth ministry and theology at undergraduate or postgraduate level and the desire by so many to keep their heads in that field once they have graduated. The lectures provide an opportunity for people to pursue a deeper, theological and grounded understanding of youth, culture and mission, accessible to those who have already begun to explore the academic bedrocks of youth ministry as well as those who haven’t had the time to study and who are eager to take their thinking deeper.
This year the theme is Image. We believe that young people are made in the image of God, but that we live in a culture whose influence readily distorts that image in them. We have three excellent lecturers who will each bring their perspective on this critical subject.
Dr Crispin Fletcher-Louis is a lecturer at the Westminster Theological Centre and will be starting the day reflecting theologically on what it means for a young person to be created in the Image of God.
Nigel Pimlott works for Frontier Youth Trust and is studying for a PhD; he will be exploring the subject of societal sin, asking why society has such a negative view of young people and exploring how that outworks in young people’s view of themselves.
Rachel Gardner will complete our team of lecturers; she is the director of Romance Academy and will be exploring the very contemporary issue of the sexualisation of young people.
Each day starts with pastries and coffee at 9:30am and finishes at 4pm. Tickets cost £30 to include lunch, and concessions are available at £20. To book your ticket or to find out more, visit www.ycml.org.uk