These are not your standard Episcopal Church resources but they do offer insight into what other denominations are doing to build churches and attract youth.
The Diocese of California is searching for a new Diocesan Youth Minister with conversations beginning this month. If you care about youth ministry pick one to attend.
Meanwhile, many creative people in the Diocese and our Episcopal faith tradition have great ideas that worked for them and plenty that did not. Our job is to get them to tell us what they learned from both their successes and failures.
Because as parents, teachers and friends of kids we are still trying to figure it out.
YOUTH MINISTRY LINKS
|Brock Morgan’s YM Blog||YM Trinity Church, Greenwich CT|
|Center for Parent/Youth Understanding||Resources from nonprofit focused on kids and family relationships|
|Couch Radical||Methodist YM search for new ideas|
|Dan Kimball’s Vintage Faith||Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz Ideas for Youth Ministry|
|Dana Schmoyer’s Blog||HERS:YM’s wife perspective.
HIS: Youth minister in Minnesota
|Emerging Youth Ministry||Dan Haugh’s experience as a YM in New York|
|Evotional.com||Mark Batterson, DC YM blog and services about new kind of church|
|Frontier Youth Trust||UK program for youth at risk|
|http://www.anewkindofyouthministry.com/||Chris Folmsbee’s approach to YM in a nonprofit YM publishing company|
|http://www.reyouthpastor.com/||Running Experiments in techniques for youth ministry|
This list just whets your appetite. there are plenty more where these came from.
- 20/20 Vision Goal for Youth Ministry Requires Kids (discernablefutures.wordpress.com)
- The Missional Youth Ministry in Action (couchradical.wordpress.com)