Imagining Multiple Models of Ministry with Youth
A blog and video series featuring a variety of perspectives on multiple models of ministry with youth.
In the series Imagining Multiple Models of Ministry with Youth, pastoral leaders from a range of Christian traditions and denominations reflect on their ministry work with and for youth through the lens of several key values: youth agency, theological questions, role of parents and families, intergenerational relationships, and multiple pathways. In our work with worshiping communities across North America, the topic of youth participation and formation is a central concern. Worship and youth ministry may be distinct areas of focus for congregations, parishes and ministries, but ideally they are never separated. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to listen and learn from perceptive leaders in many different denominational and cultural contexts about what they are learning about these key values and points of connection.
- Youth Agency and Creative Worship Ministry at a Christian High School
- Co-creating with Diverse Youth
- Worship in the Big Tent
- Mentors to the Next Generation of Leaders
- Cultural Intelligence and Youth Ministry: Creating Safe Spaces for Questions and Community
Video interviews hosted by Elizabeth Tamez Méndez:
- Youth, Liturgy, and Life to the Full
- Joys and Challenges of Intergenerational Worship and Congregational Life in Chinese Canadian Churches
- One Generation Calls to the Next: Youth Agency and Leadership Development
- Intergenerational Church as a Space for Opportunity, Change, and Learning
- Coming Alongside Youth on New Pathways of Being Church
- Bilingualism, Generations and the Church
- Curiosity, Relationship-building, and Youth as Active Participants
- Intergenerational Relationships in the Worshiping Community
- Empowering Children and Youth through Active Involvement
Also see, Expanding Models of Ministry with Youth for Worship and Congregational Life, a video panel from the 2022 Calvin Symposium on Worship.