by Phil Colvin It all started over ice cream. During a short break in the Ask & Imagine program in 2010, Su McLeod (Diocese of BC) Andrew Stephens-Rennie (Diocese of Ottawa) and myself talked about the shared joys and challenges … Continue reading
On to Reason #2 that young Christians leave the church according to the Barna Study we’ve been following. Reason #2 – Teens’ and twentysomethings’ experience of Christianity is shallow. “A second reason that young people depart church as young adults … Continue reading
Youth Ministry and Congregational Size Typology. Simon Bell (Port Perry, Ontario) gave a workshop which discussed how Youth Ministry structures, strategies and ideas are affected by congregation size typologies. In this powerpoint, Simon describes these typologies and their impact on … Continue reading
My interviews with each of the youth ministers were very interesting and informative. Having now done three articles on what I learned, I realize I still have some questions.
Each of the youth ministers I spoke with had something unique and interesting to tell me that they are doing, different from the others. So I thought it would be a good idea to speak briefly about each of them … Continue reading
Next let’s talk about how different youth ministries are getting involved in outreach programs and demonstrating their Christian values. After all, Christianity is about DOING; helping and loving others to help make the world a better place.
Hi! It’s Allison, I’m back again! I want to welcome Heather and Matt and thank them for joining the editorial team with me. I can’t wait to see what they’ve got cooking for their next updates. I will be writing … Continue reading