Training Modules

Spiritual Practices in Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry, Spiritual Practices, and Idolatry, James K.A. Smith and Kyle David Bennett – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. James K.A. Smith and Dr. Kyle David Bennet discuss spiritual practices, youth ministry and idolatry.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What is our comfort level with icons? Is that a part of our practice or history? What impressions about icons (or any other spiritual practices) are we passing along to our youth, whether intentionally or not?
  2. How might icons be used in a way to teach us about how God looks at us?
  3. How often do we meditate, both as individuals and in a group? And how does that shape the way we view our world?
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