Pfeiffer Youth Theological Institute Taking Applications

May 10, 2016

YeTI-LogoApplications to the Pfeiffer Youth Theological Institute, a/k/a YeTI are now underway.  As you may have heard and read, Pfeiffer University received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to create a summer program for high school students to help further their theological education, calling and discernment.  Many of you may be familiar with the Duke Youth Academy that was established a number of years ago with help from Lilly.  In 2015, Lilly made another round of awards to non-seminary colleges and universities, and Pfeiffer was blessed to be one of those schools.

  • Summer 2016 we will welcome twelve (12) students (rising 10th through 12th grades),  In subsequent years, we will host 36 students and will have three placement sites for Week 2 of the program.
  • We are seeking students in the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Again, the primary purpose of the grant is to further theological discernment and exploration for high school youth, and we believe we’ve designed a program that will equip, challenge and grow the students who attend.  We’ll have daily experiential learning opportunities, classroom experiences, worship and fellowship.
  • Dates for the program are July 10-24, 2016Deadline for application is May 27, 2016.
  • A $75 deposit is due at the time of application which is non-refundable if the applicant is selected. The total cost for the two weeks is $300, and we’re hopeful that the student’s faith community will be a significant contributor to the expense.
  • This year, students will spend a week on the Misenheimer campus engaging study and local ministry opportunities, followed by a week in Asheville working with the Missional Wisdom Foundation, http://missionalwisdom.com/academy/clarify/.   We believe the program’s focus on eco-stewardship, Wesleyan Theology and intentional community makes this program a unique and worthwhile opportunity.
  • Here is the link for more information and on-line application -- pfeiffer.edu/yeti
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