These are the resources from workshops and plenary talks at Generation 2008, the National Anglican Youth Ministry Forum in June 2008 at Huron University College and Common Ground 2011 – National Ecumenical Youth Ministry Forum in June 2011. Some of these resources might be password protected and only available to registered participants.
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
It may not be a matchup you’ll find on the next MMA pay-per-view, but it’s still a bit of a battle. Who are we exactly – are we youth workers or youth ministers? Continue reading
Have you ever found yourself in conversations with others and you can’t quite decipher what they mean? What happens when you hear words you thought you understood in a context that is incomprehensible? What do you do when one person’s jargon doesn’t line up with yours? Continue reading
We’re concerned for younger generations. We are concerned that they grow up in the church, but we have mixed motivations. Some of us want to preserve the institution, while others of us want to keep our kids out of trouble. Others yet want to encourage deep discipleship in the way of Jesus. And, quite frankly, some of us aren’t even sure why we should bother with youth ministry in the first place. Continue reading
Where do I even begin?
That’s the question we hope to help Anglican youth ministers explore over the course of the coming months through the development of a new online education platform. You’re invited to join us on this adventure! Continue reading
By Christian Harvey Whenever I consult with a church around youth ministry my first question is always “Why do you want to do it?” The answers vary in their wording, but usually they are some variation of “If we don’t … Continue reading
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
So much happens in youth ministry across the country in the month of May… 60 Youth and leaders from British Columbia and Alberta gathered at the Sorrento Centre for the Young Sojourners Weekend. Phil Colvin (Diocesan Youth Coordinator, New Westminster) … Continue reading
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
Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church Reason #5 – They wrestle with the exclusive nature of Christianity. “Younger Americans have been shaped by a culture that esteems open-mindedness, tolerance and acceptance. Today’s youth and young adults also are the … Continue reading