This exercise is unusual in that the Gather and Engage portions of the exercise will be done with youth in advance of your meeting. When you are gathered as a group, you will Reflect on the experience.
This conversational project can be especially meaningful if the youth engage across some form of diversity – a conversation that invites them into the delights, challenges, and insights that emerge as people relate across culture, ethnicity, region, class, sexual/gender identity, ability, age, or theological perspective.
One important approach to youth ministry can be to engage in meaningful conversations with others. In the practice described below, you can invite young people to engage with one other person in their congregation or community – another young person, or perhaps a child or adult they would like to know better.
Close in prayer.
This resource includes supplementary materials:
Introduction for Leaders