You, Faith, Teens at Douai

The second of the Mend the Gap follow up days happened on Saturday at the wonderful Douai Abbey. The Abbey and surrounding countryside, aflame as it was with Autumn colours, provided a great setting. Also a great deal of humour and a usefully reflective time when it turned out the lunch was a silent one (Guess who got told off?)
Huge thanks to the lovely folk who engaged with and contributed so much to the journey, as promised here are some links.
thelakeacceptancecycle.jpg
As promised: I’m uploading the powerpoint slides.
Powerpoint handouts mtgfollow up 2.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.
The ideas around helping young people to get into discussion are here and we also flagged up The Blob Tree and Levels of conversation (Both pieces of work by the wonderful Pip Wilson).
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
Next of these days is November 12th in Gerrards Cross.

3 Replies to “You, Faith, Teens at Douai”

  1. Such good stuff in there.
    The John Stott quote struck me: “The young, with their strong loathing for the unauthentic, quickly detect any dichotomy between the church and its founder“
    I think the reason why working with teenagers is so much fun is because of their complete intolerance of inauthenticity. I also think the dichotomy between the church at its founder that exists for all of us is the greatest challenge to any who seek to follow Jesus (not on Twitter…)
    Ian
    P.S ABSOLUTELY right that acceptance must come first and then…

  2. Pat and Dr Ian,
    Thanks 🙂
    It was a really interesting session in terms of the level of engagement that everyone had.
    I’m very struck by the Stott quote too.

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