Our Purpose

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Maryville Adventures in Studying Theology (MAST) is a Lilly Endowment-funded resource that strengthens youth ministry by offering educational programming that deepens theological investigation, builds leadership capacity, and fosters an intentional community of youth, youth ministers, and laity. 

Our Programs

Expanding Horizons LogoExpanding Horizons is an annual residential summer retreat program for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders designed to stimulate theological investigation while fostering community and building leadership capacity in high school youth by helping them discover and embrace the traditions of Christian faith and exploring, through the lenses of Bible study and theology, different responses to important contemporary questions. 

Setting Sail LogoSetting Sail is an annual fellowship and networking convocation for youth ministers and clergy hosted at Maryville College. Stay tuned for more information! 

Making Waves Logo

Making Waves is an adaptable practical leadership training curriculum available to Maryville College students, youth ministers, clergy, and others that work directly with youth. Stay tuned for more information! 

Our Friends

Lilly Endowment Logo PCUSA Logo YTI @ Emory Mountain Challenge Logo
John Knox Center Logo Montreat Conference Center Logo