Theology for Teens

Theology for Teens group

Rising 10th-12th grade teens

Ask the big questions

Live on campus for a week

Learn with professors and Roanoke College students

Sunday July 24, 2022 through Saturday July 30, 2022

Roanoke College Theology for teens logoOur seventh annual, week-long summer program introducing teens to biblical and theological scholarship, exploring contemporary challenges & how their faith tradition can meet those challenges. We will focus on the life & thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer-a church leader who met the challenges before him-we will explore today's social issues & encounter other faiths by engaging the students with leaders from those various communities. Come and discover a sense of mission, be equipped with theological tools to enable you to meet the challenges facing the church today. For information on how to register for Theology4Teens please contact Dr. Ned Wisnefski via email at

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Out of the Closet provides free clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming students

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