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The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the youth in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.
The transition from high school to college is a big one. This Quicksheet provides some helpful guidelines to help navigate it – both for youth workers & campus ministers.
Let’s not let this moment go by without taking time to engage and document this time and other memories. Storytelling can be an impactful faith practice to engage in. Here are some suggestions for making, sharing and documenting memories.
Whether you are a grandparent that is the primary faith teacher for your grandchildren, or you are a godparent or an “adopted” grandparent, here are some ways in which you can pass on the faith – beyond the church building.
An UPDATED resource for faith formation ministries during this time – now includes guidelines for re-entry.
History often impacts justice issues. Here are some ways for youth to discover those hidden stories in their own locations and empower all of us to go another way in the present and future. Use these ideas with young people as you help them to uncover issues that they are passionate about and that they… Read more »
As faith leaders, we can offer something unique in this time of grief and crisis. You don’t have to produce super engaging videos or daily content, just use your gifts to be present and authentic; use this time to focus on connection and community. Let’s face it, you are probably already doing this in some… Read more »
Whether you are meeting in real time or virtually, when recognizing milestones, it is important to be intentional about the process in order to bring meaning to the event for young people. Here are some suggestions for opportunities to lift up and acknowledge milestones that will be missed this spring.
Because our youth are stuck at home for a while, it’s a great time to inspire them to think about the situations and circumstances of others. With a little guidance and encouragement from their adult leaders, young people can use their extra time and their access to the internet to learn about the obstacles and… Read more »
Youth across the nation are stuck at home while we continue to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19. Yet, this shouldn’t be a time for young people to become inwardly focused and detached from the needs of the world around them. On the contrary! This is a time when we should be encouraging youth to look… Read more »