New to Working With Youth? See Our “Crash Course” for Beginners!
Whether you are clergy, staff or a volunteer jumping into youth ministry because you feel a call – or because your minister or a friend asked you to help – jumping into working with youth can feel overwhelming. Why is youth ministry important? When our Christian communities provide our young with the nurture and formation…
How Are You “Doing” Youth Ministry This Fall?
September 2021. In the past, that would have meant kicking off another year of youth ministry programming with large group activities and even mission trip planning. Are you doing those things? In a time when the coronavirus still rages around the globe and youth under the age of 12 aren’t vaccinated, how are you engaging…
Suicide Prevention Month September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Yale Youth Ministry Institute offers a wealth of resources for youth leaders, parents and others to support the young people in their lives who may be suffering and at risk. You can train your team on how to support the mental health of youth here. The…
So often our churches segment children’s ministry and youth ministry as if they were unrelated efforts. This presentation aims to equip lay and clergy leaders to take a wholistic view and approach to ministry with young people. We will discuss ways to join the programming we do with children to those programs offered to older youth, locate ways to integrate both into the life of the church, and discern where God is moving our ministries as we continue to emerge from the pandemic.
This presentation will build upon the ethnographic and theological research in Church in Color to highlight practical steps congregations and other organizations can take to resist racism and embrace Beloved Community in the work of youth and young adult ministry. The practical theological framework is grounded in Kingian ethics that makes room for the particular stories, questions, and experiences of young people in distinct congregations or organizations.