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About Laura Walton

Laura Walton is part of the Youth Initiatives Team for the Anglican Church of Canada. She is the half time youth minister at All Saints', Collingwood and has a private counselling practice in the area as well. As the mom of 2 teenagers, a Preacher's Kid, and long time volunteer in the Diocese of Toronto Laura has worked in the field of youth and children's ministry on the ground floor level for many years. Laura has a love for sports, music and challenging the status quo which she brings to her work in youth and children's ministry.

Introduction to Montreal intern reflections

Over the next few weeks I would like to welcome some wonderful guest writers to The Community. Some of the interns of the Montreal Mission Internship will be sharing their reflections as they wrap up their time in this innovative program in the Diocese of Montreal. Rev. Rhonda Waters is part of the leadership team that works with this program and will introduce you to an experiment in mission. Continue reading

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Missing reality

3 local teens have committed suicide in the last year in my small community… sitting in our church buildings, running programs only for those who attend does not support or save at risk youth. But reaching out could. Continue reading

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Practice what you preach

It’s good to create youth and young family programs, but if we do it without sincerity and depth, any positive results will be short-lived. Practice what you preach, and the young people you work with will see the sincerity and depth of the ministry and want to continue on their faith journey with you alongside. Continue reading

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Instigating a Guerrilla Love Movement

Guest blog by Amy Croy – Youth / Young Adult Minister St. Paul’s, Edmonton “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and … Continue reading

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I Have No Clue

Well I’m finally signed up for Stronger Together! I started the application about 5 times and each time was stumped by the questions of what should every youth library contain? And why should it have it? What music influenced you … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

I’m going to Saskatoon! I have never been to a Justice Camp, CLAY, Stronger Together or a major youth gathering of any sort. I have been to lots of “adult” church stuff around the country and in my home Diocese but … Continue reading

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On the Road to Success

I was asked to review a book about 5 months ago called “Awakening Youth Discipleship” by Brian Mahan, Michael Warren and David White. Five months later I have re-read the first 2 sections 3 times and realized without a dictionary … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out

I want to tell you about the wonderful group of girls I get to hang out with.  These great youth and I created a program 3 years ago at All Saints’, Collingwood Ontario called “Girls Night Out”. It’s a program geared … Continue reading

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Writers Block

Ok, I have writers block. I have had it for at least a month. It took me ages to write this and then I couldn’t even come up with a catchy tag line! I’m slipping……must be old age or living … Continue reading

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It’s Not Rocket Science

Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church Reason #6 – The church feels unfriendly to those who doubt. Young adults with Christian experience say the church is not a place that allows them to express doubts. They do not feel … Continue reading

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