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Confirmation: Hope for a Lost Sacrament?

When young people feel seen and heard, their faith readiness becomes apparent. Valued, confirmands become engaged in authentic community where deep examination of belief and practice matter. Such a dynamic climate sustains a confirmation program, strengthens the host congregation, and retains youth after they are confirmed. The data shows that teenagers are already motivated to participate.

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Communal Collages

This communal art project invites participants to contemplate where their work fits in a larger picture. Using recycled materials, this is a perfect project for youth meetings or retreats.

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Teaching Sexuality and Faith: New Program Available

These Are Our Bodies invites parents and church leaders into the serious, hopeful work of integrating body and soul. The series includes a foundational book as well as leader guides, participant workbooks and parent books for preschool through high school, as well as a young adult module.

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It’s Go Time: 10 Tips for Youth Group Chaperones

Adult chaperones who engage with young people are blessed with the gift of seeing the world through exuberant young eyes. It can be exhausting and energizing, maddening and inspiring. But there is simply nothing else like immersing yourself, as an adult, into a group of young people.

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