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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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Blessing of the Halloween Costumes

Blessing Halloween costumes at church draws a strong connection between our faith and “secular” holidays. It reminds us that God prevails over fear and death and all that is evil.

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Trauma and Youth

A brief introduction to trauma informed ministry and how it intersects with youth ministry. Definitions, resources, and a working example.

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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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