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10 Must-have Resources for Developing Young Leaders in a Latin@ Context
Leaders frequently express that one of their greatest needs is finding resources which can support their ministry with youth in Latin@ contexts.
Article | July 02, 2019
Mentoring Young Worship Leaders in the Church
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Audio | May 01, 2019
Beyond Labels: Encouraging Spiritual Formation in Millennials and Gen Z
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Video | April 08, 2019
Making Worship a Verb for All Ages: Cultivating Worship Awareness and Inviting Response
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Audio | April 08, 2019
Ernest Brooks on Inspiring Young People to Become Preachers
The Academy of Preachers identifies promising young preachers from all Christian backgrounds and brings them together to explore and develop their preaching gifts.
Conversation | September 19, 2018
Youth Heading toward Your Church: Preparing the Path from Parachurch to Church
How can churches be ready to both disciple and learn from people who come to faith in parachurch ministries?
Audio | May 15, 2018
From Barriers to Belonging: The Church and People with Disabilities
Led by Erik W. Carter, this session focuses on ten dimensions of belonging and their salience to the inclusion of people with intellectual disability, autism, and other developmental disabilities in the full life of the church.
Audio | May 10, 2018
Kai Ton Chau on Small Church Choirs
Small church choirs can do far more than sing anthems. Despite perceived challenges, small church choirs can successfully help lead and enliven worship.
Conversation | March 29, 2018
Models of Mentorship: Training the Next Generation of Worship Leaders
In this session, a panel of experienced mentors shared the models of mentoring used in their contexts, explored the implicit and explicit goals of each model, and explained how each model trains and equips mentors.
Audio | February 09, 2018
Eric Mathis on Expanding Teens’ Vision of Worship
Defining “worship” is an essential step for churches that want to start including youth in planning and leading worship. Teenagers long for worship that connects to life issues such as justice, imagination, and the arts.
Conversation | February 14, 2017
Teenage Youth Worship Leaders: Wisdom for Teenagers and Those Who Mentor Them
Eric Mathis offers wisdom for teenage worship leaders and those who mentor them. This workshop, designed with teenagers and their mentors in mind, focuses on the task and responsibility of leading worship when those closest to us are present.
Audio | February 13, 2017
First Steps for Including Teens in Planning and Leading Worship
Integrating youth leadership throughout the church is a new paradigm. But churches are reaping the benefits of mentoring youth to plan and lead worship.
Feature Story | February 13, 2017
Why Youth Need to Be Leading Worship Regularly NOW
When congregations empower teenagers to use their gifts in meaningful ways over time, teens are more likely to imagine themselves as faithful disciples and devoted worshipers for decades to come. Two summer programs in worship, theology, and the arts inspire teens and mentors.
Feature Story | February 09, 2017
Faith Formation in Children, Teens and Emerging Adults
Children think differently from adults. Greater understanding of how children think can help parents, pastors and ministry leaders foster healthy faith in each stage of development.
Article | September 21, 2016
Faith Formation from Birth to Age 20
This fast-paced audio session is helpful for parents, teachers, mentors and anyone who cares about the faith formation of the next generation.
Audio | August 24, 2016
From the Inside Out: Guiding Adolescents in Worship Leadership
A discussion-based workshop to work toward establishing a framework for shaping the habits, practices, and formation of young worship leaders.
Audio | March 04, 2016
Dale Sieverding on Cultural Differences in Recruiting Youth
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles launched a summer camp to train young Catholics to lead in local liturgical ministries. They discovered that finding gifted youth requires different approaches in different cultures.
Conversation | February 09, 2016
How Ritual Training Overflows into Expressive Worship
Lay training in both formative and expressive liturgy helps Catholic adults and youth live out their identity in the universal priesthood of all faithful believers. Protestants can learn from this.
Feature Story | February 09, 2016
Praying and Leading with the Psalms
This workshop offers ideas and activities, many of which have been used with junior high, high school, and college youth, for working with the psalms in small groups or educational settings to prepare pieces that can help lead worship or devotional study.
Audio | February 25, 2015