In the midst of a crisis, we are often focused on the practical response to an immediate situation in front of us. The question—what do we do?—takes precedence over other considerations, as our instincts kick in and move us to action. Good education and training, however, can help to form our instincts so that when we are moved to respond, we instinctively respond thoughtfully and in ways that align with what we know and believe.
As youth ministers, theological education helps us engage with young people in ways that are informed by how we make sense of who God is and how God is at work in the world. Rather than moving rashly from crisis to action, theological training can help us to respond with honed theological instincts. In the space below, the IYM will regularly update you with carefully curated resources for theological reflection during this pandemic crisis.