Training Modules

Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

Taize, Michael Bird – Video and Discussion Outline

Rev. Michael Bird talks about applying the experiences of pilgrimage to Taizé to youth ministry practices in general.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. How might we practice the art of welcoming people into our youth group space, as Taizé does?
  2. What does silence do to us? To our youth, to our whole group, to us? What does it do for us?
  3. Taizé incorporates music, simple chants that anyone can join in on in a meditative sort of way. How might we think about incorporating these musical selections, or similar ones, into our practices with youth?
Yale Youth Ministry Institute