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Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

Discipleship in Youth Ministry, James K.A. Smith – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. James K.A. Smith talks about discipleship in youth ministry.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. “Follow your heart,” says Smith, is not what we should be teaching our youth, which is very counter-cultural. What is an alternative to this?
  2. If liturgies are “love shaping practices,” as Smith postulates, what possibilities might open up? How are we doing at this in our programming?
  3. How might the invitation to engage in these things be life-giving for our youth? What habits are we inviting them into?
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