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Saturday, November 18 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Disabling Youth: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry

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One way of thinking about disability is that it’s a biological problem that needs to be ameliorated by a professional. This is also how people often think of adolescents — as people with a problem (perhaps immaturity) that can be fixed by a professional (perhaps a youth minister). What if there were a new way to think about disability? What if some people simply have different bodies or different ways of interacting with the world? In that sense, they don’t have a disability — society disables them. In the same way, adults run the risk of disabling youth. There are four things we must remember: First, disabled individuals and teenagers are God’s creations, and they’re good creations. Second, they’re loved just as they are. Third, God has equipped them to uniquely contribute to his kingdom. Fourth, they can interact with God in their own ways.

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Mike Langford

Mike Langford is a teacher, thinker, writer and speaker who desires to help the church bring rich theology, good ministry and deep spirituality into discipleship living. He’s the associate professor of Theology, Discipleship and Ministry at Seattle Pacific University and the exec... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
L1 Cook Convention Center 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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