Recent blog posts
August 19th, 2013
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?
August 8th, 2013
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?
August 6th, 2013
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.
July 29th, 2013
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?
July 15th, 2013
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.
Andrew loves pioneering responsive, contextual solutions to the challenge of being church in the 21st Century. He’s always thinking about something, and as a typical west-coast transplant, spends far too much time in Vancouver’s multitudinous coffee shops.
Judy Steers is the Coordinator for Youth Initiatives for the Anglican Church of Canada. Since 1999, she has also been the program director of the “Ask & Imagine” youth theology and leadership program at Huron University College.
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.