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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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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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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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I’m a Youth Minister… and I Plan 12 Months Ahead

Pre-planning allows youth ministers to create and develop rich patterns of intentional discipleship, and it allows them to do this as a community, collaborating with both the mission and vision of the church, as well as the specific heart’s desires of the youth group community

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