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Generation † Canadian Anglican Youth

Generation has been the voice of Canadian Anglican Youth Ministry since June 2006. Now, as a part of the Community, we’re continuing to explore the changing face of youth ministry across the country.

An open letter to parishes hiring youth workers

Hi. It’s me. One of the ones you don’t quite know what to do with. One of the ones who has served the church professionally for countless years. But is strangely not a priest. Nor a deacon. Continue reading

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Diocese of Montreal Summer Internship Program

During May-July 2015 Montreal Diocesan Theological College is offering a paid internship opportunity for young adults ages 18-26. The Montreal Mission Internship will bring together 6 young adults who will explore mission and vocation in this city, which, as we … Continue reading

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Why Anglican youth ministry is unsustainable

A few weeks ago, someone passed me a job description for a new part-time youth ministry position, and asked me to pass it around. I took one look at it and summarily refused. Continue reading

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New Opportunity for Young adults

Perhaps you have finished university and aren’t sure of the next steps. Perhaps you need to take some time to explore what direction you want to go. Or perhaps this just sounds like an awesome way to spend a year living in community, learning with other young adults and sharing some amazing outdoor experiences. Continue reading

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Faith & The Muggle Generation

I wonder what would happen if we immersed ourselves in God’s stories just as much as we immerse ourselves in stories like Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Bachelor or the Hunger Games? How would that affect the way we live? What kind of people might we become? Continue reading

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Why Millennials Are Coming To Church

Does the life of the church hinge on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Can we answer the question of why we gather, and why the Christian gospel is good news even beyond the walls of our church? And can I meaningfully contribute my gifts to the life of this community? Continue reading

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Free From Anxiety

It seems to me that the talk about Millennials is really just code for our fear that the church might die. If we allow ourselves to truly and honestly confront our feelings about the loss of Millennials by looking such death squarely in the eye, our church will find its own freedom from the anxieties of death as it seeks to embody Christ’s gospel. Continue reading

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Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church?

What would happen if we treated young people as if they mattered? What if we unleashed young people to passionately live their faith in daily life? What if we listened to their deepest passions, and found ways to encourage them in Christ’s name? Continue reading

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Living Theologians

Whether we’re called youth workers, youth ministers, or quite simply “the youth guy” (as I’ve been called far too often), the reality is that ours is a theological task. The thing is, nobody warned me about this before I took my first youth ministry gig. Continue reading

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When is a hat not just a hat?

What is a hat? Is it merely an accessory to wardrobe, an article to be donned or removed without any interior meaning? Is it a statement of personality and identity – the removal of which means the denial of one’s own story and self-understanding? Is it a tool for head-covering, governed by cultural, social, and religious rules that dictate when it should be worn, and when it should be removed? Continue reading

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