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Haitch Presents "Who Am I?"

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Russell HaitchOn Saturday, October 26, Russell Haitch presented a professorial lecture at Bethany Seminary, commemorating his promotion to full professor of practical theology. Free and open to the public, the lecture began at 7:15 pm (EDT) and was webcast.

Entitled "Who Am I? Questions of Identity, Answers of Christianity," the lecture  focused on how young people are searching for identity in an age of individualism. They are trying to answer the critical question of adolescent development—who am I?—as parents, pastors, and youth leaders wonder how to help them. Haitch presented three different approaches with a goal of seeing how the search for identity can lead to intimacy with Christ.

Haitch began his tenure at Bethany in 2002 and also serves as the Seminary’s director of the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, he has served congregations as pastor and youth pastor.

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Bekah Houff
Master of Divinity

BekahWhat is ministry? In my eyes ministry is in the pulpit, in the classroom, on the streets, your job at the post office, a local restaurant, or a coffee shop anywhere God calls you to be a ministering person. For me, this year, ministry means a non-traditional (not in a congregation) placement involving lots of administrative work as I serve the South/Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren as District Youth Director for the next eight months.