Training Modules

Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

You Are What You Love, James K.A. Smith – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. James K.A. Smith discusses his book, “You Are What You Love.”

Questions for Discussion:

  1. How do we fall into the trap of teaching rather than accompanying our young people? How do we tend to become about head knowledge and not about what lights us up inside?
  2. What are our youth hungry for? What do we all desire?
  3. Why are spiritual practices important as we think about this? How might these practices help shape our desires?


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