High School MA Electives

RYM High School Mid-Atlantic Electives

Registration is now open! Read through the electives listed below and select two you would like to attend at the end of this page. 

  1. The Power of Story - Joe Deegan

People say you are what you eat, and we consume stories all day long. Movies, music, shows, sports, books, gossip, social media, even our own personal dialogue inside our heads—these are the stories we munch on day in and day out. The question is, what are they doing to our souls? Are they molding us more and more into the image of God, or are they driving us further away from the light of his presence? This week we’re going to consider the power of storytelling and how we can use wisdom to seek out the stories that our Creator wants us to hear.


  1. How to Have a Conversation - Lynne Grosso

In a world of screens, growing virtual presence and social distance, have we forgotten how to connect in person? Join us as we talk about how to image Jesus in conversation: talking about the right things, listening well, asking good questions. We’ll learn some verbal and non-verbal tools for having conversations and battling social anxiety. All introverts and extroverts welcome!


  1. God's Grace for People Gripped by Anxiety - Andrew Martin

Anxiety seems to be all over the place, and it can take hold of our hearts and squeeze the joy out of life. Is there any hope for people caught in anxiety's awful grip? Join us as we explore the nature of anxiety, some of the different ways it grips our lives, and how God's grace brings help & hope.


  1. Jonah: Loving God Even When You Hate What He is Doing - Taylor Howsmon

esus commands you to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. But what do you do when loving God is really hard? What about times you really don't understand what God is doing, He tells you to do something you don't want to do, or He commands you to love somebody who is easier to hate? Jonah is the amazing story of a man who hated what God told him to do so much that he tried to run away. Even when God worked a miracle through him, Jonah was still mad about it. Thankfully, God's love for you is not based on how well you love Him! Jonah tells us the story of our failure, God's faithfulness despite our failure, and the mind-blowing power of the Gospel to free us from our failure.