These realities became all too real when Wimberly entered the common area of this residential school and noticed the girls crying as they watched an old western movie on television showing cowboys killing Indians. Building hope with real faith: Anne Streaty Wimberly and African-American youth ministry. Bible people series for adults using inquiry and discovery. The role of black faith communities in fostering health. They happen through consideration of the veracity of decisions about what is best, the discovery that pedagogical changes or a completely new approach is needed, or becoming acutely aware of an unexpected and remarkable outcome.
Her early publications, lectures, and workshops in music addressed a wide range of topics and themes including: music across cultures, the African American spirituals, music with older adults, the healing power of music, African American church music, and the role of music in academic settings. To explore these questions more concretely, she would often incorporate service learning projects into her courses to allow her students to engage directly the surrounding communities in which many would ultimately serve. Woodson, Anna Julia Cooper, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Benjamin E. The book concludes with the voices of youth reflecting on the nature and meaning of hope and the person and qualities of the hope-builder. Elise Mulvihill, who encouraged her to do a charcoal self-portrait and landscape that were entered in the Indiana state exhibit.
She also facilitated the formation of a Family Education and Resource Center in Mutare. African American Youth Ministry With a particular passion for working with black youth, Wimberly has become a pioneer in the advancement and encouragement of ministry with these young members of the community. She is the first African American president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, a professional guild of academics who have met annually for over thirty years, and the second African American president of the historic one-hundred-year-old Religious Education Association, consisting of religious educators who have met semi-annually over the past century. Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, 5 1 , 23-32. Wimberly also received ample opportunities to speak, lead, teach, and share her gifts of music and education. Youth Hope-Builders Academy, Website, n.
Aging and Spirituality, 9 1 , Reprinted 1999, 47-49 Aging and Spirituality: The First Decade, J. A quick survey of her scholarship reveals that she is indeed a prolific writer. In search of wisdom: Faith formation in the black church. She completed the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in music education and an applied major in piano from Ohio State University in 1957 and the Master of Music degree in 1965, also majoring in music education and piano, from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts. Such a process should make possible our arriving at insights, discerning choices, and making ethical-decisions—wise decisions about what is right to do to promote and sustain liberation for ourselves and others. Aging and Spirituality, 10 1 , 3-4. The faith community as listener in the era of cyberspace, and Called to listen: The imperative vocation of listening in twenty-first- faith communities, a series of two articles.
Spiritual well-being: An experience of lived story. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Ed pastored churches in Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts. She graduated from high school in 1953. I too am honored to embrace Dr. · We actively involve you in the worship experience.
Spiritual well-being: An experience of lived story. Soul stories: African American Christian education Rev. Conversations on word and deed: Forming wisdom through female mentoring. Lifelong Faith Journal: The Theory and Practice of Lifelong Faith Formation, 3-13. The hope that nurture arouses in us is our vision and embrace of a service orientation that is made concrete in our actions to make a better world. Her parents as well as others were, therefore, intentional about preparing their children for these harsh realities.
Hence, the teacher becomes guest, and the guests become teachers as they give, receive, and learn from one another Wimberly, 2004, Hospitable kinship, p. The breadth of her work has certainly provided a wealth of resources for persons at all levels of educational ministry. Discovering communal vitality in African rituals: Seeing and hearing God through Zimbabwean Christians. Of the 619 graduates, there were only 5 black students, and 3 of the 5 were relatives. Her passion for learning has undergirded her educational ministry and life-long vocation. This process should also enable us to arrive at insights, discern choices, and make the kinds of ethical decisions that lead to our involvement in vocation that centers on and brings a sense of hope in what often seems to be hopeless life situations. Narrative approaches to viewing and addressing African American spirituality and sexuality: Toward a strategic pastoral theology.
Those dual challenges provide the framework for the book's discussions of the paths that will allow hope to be nurtured, strength- ened, and sustained so that a new generation of youth can reach their potential. Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center, 6 2 , 94-105. Drawing upon their experiences of growing up in clergy families, as a clergy couple, and through their extensive work with clergy families, the Wimberlys examine the unique challenges clergy families confront. Her passion for stories began in her childhood. Blacks and the religious education movement. Honoring our elders as a community of faith.
He was called to ministry while she was in high school and attended Anderson College and Theological Seminary. From the first day of class and throughout the semester, Wimberly devotes a great deal of time to building community as a way of involving her students in faith formation and practice for effective ministry. In 1999, she co-led a workshop with Dr. Introduction: In search of wisdom: Necessity and challenge. Nevertheless, she continued to develop her gifts in music and teaching. Soul stories: African American Christian education.