The 4/14 Academy is a FREE online training platform designed for children and youth ministry workers around the world! You’ll learn through engaging online courses developed by children, youth, and family experts. Along with worldwide ministry experts and partners, each course teaches relevant and applicable ministry tools and thinking to assist you in your growth.
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Children, Youth and Media by Global Children’s Forum
We need to decipher between the negative and positive aspects of the digital world to model effective use of technology to connect children and youth to Christ. Explore ways to help children and youth use and create media to tell stories that are authentic and redemptive.
We all know we are living in a digital world, with the opportunity to be online in almost everything we do. In this course, Valerie Abreu shares some much needed insight into what it means to be part of a digital generation and contrasts the negative and positive effects the Internet can have on the Children and Youth in our worlds. Cherise Vermeulen, will share ways you can walk alongside a group of children and youth, discipling and mentoring them while teaching them how to use media to create and tell stories that are authentic and redemptive.
About Global Children’s Forum
The Global Children’s Forum (GCF) is a partnering network of the 4/14 Movement focusing on children’s ministry agencies and leaders that operate with a global or major regional focus. Their vision is to ensure that every child in every generation is given the opportunity to engage fully with Jesus, through God’s Word.
Peter Drucker, a renowned educator and consultant, once said that “learning is a lifelong process of keeping a breast of change.”
As ministers to the next generation in a world that is constantly changing, it is important for us to embrace lifelong learning as part of our calling. It is our means of becoming better and better equipped to root the children and youth in the wisdom of the Word and then release them forward to impact the world.
The 4/14 Academy allows you to learn at your own pace. You can take one course, take a collection of courses, or take a blend of both. You can also study as a cohort together with other members of your ministry or organization.
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