You, faith and engaging with teens

It was the first of our post “Mend the Gap” follow up sessions on Saturday with Sam Richards (CYM) and myself hosted the above titled day. It was a wonderfully enthusiastic group of leaders who came … and for the first of a series of ‘experiments’ it went well.
(If you were there, thank you for engaging so wonderfully and for your contribution to shaping future sessions)
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As promised: I’m uploading the powerpoint slides.
Microsoft PowerPoint – Mend the Gap teenage follow up day.pdf
I also wanted to flag up some of the key links. This is a really useful rendering of the Frank Lake Acceptance Cycle. The two key books we were referring to were Contemplative Youth Ministry and Practicing Passion.
If there is other stuff you are after, the chances are that you can type the subject into the search (top of the right hand column) and I’ll have scribbled something …. or just ask.
The three R’s sessions that CYM will now be running … “Refresh Review Receive” … to support and enable volunteer ministry can be found here
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One of the themes that emerged was the need to help the whole church understand and embrace young people. Musing on how to help this process in our Parishes.