Some written, some on-line and some information about print resources available from other sources for youth ministry.
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
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
What is the church? Check out this video from a youth group in Southwestern Ontario asking what church is, and what it isn’t.
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
Have you noticed how passionate and articulate teenagers can be about anything except their faith? Eavesdrop on a conversation amongst teenagers and you’ll hear them talking passionately about many things: Friends. Video Games. Relationships. Celebrities. The Environment. School (well, scratch that). … Continue reading