Chapter 1 - Exploring Small Group Ministry with Youth
Many of our congregations have embraced the use of small group ministry or covenant groups with adults. Small group ministry can be a way to help individuals build relationships, experience a greater sense of belonging, and feel supported in their spiritual journey in the congregation. The publication of Gail Forsyth-Vail's Adapting Small Group Ministry for Children's Religious Education, vols. 1 and 2 (North Andover, MA: North Parish of North Andover, 2003) and Helen Zidowecki's Small Group Ministry for Youth (Commissioned by the UU Small Group Ministries Network, 2005) have helped religious educators bring this model into their work with children and youth. Yet it is only beginning to be used with youth. We hope this resource will answer questions and provide encouragement for congregations seeking new ways to engage Unitarian Universalist youth.
- What Is Small Group Ministry?
- Why do small group ministry with youth?
- How is doing small group ministry with youth different?
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
- Virtue Ethics
- A Chorus of Faiths
- Building Bridges
- Heeding the Call
- Sharing the Journey
- About the Author(s)
- Chapter 1 - Exploring Small Group Ministry with Youth
- Chapter 2 - Planning and Implementation
- Chapter 3 - Sample Facilitator Training
- Chapter 4 - Sample Sessions
- Chapter 5 - Sample Multigenerational Service Model
- Chapter 6 - Sample Youth Conference Model
- Chapter 7 - Next Steps in Your Congregation
- Journeys of the Spirit
- Exploring Our Values Through Poetry
- A Place of Wholeness