Revised Youth Ministry Renaissance Module @ LREDA ConferenceI recently attended the LREDA Fall Conference in Portland, OR and sat in on the Youth Ministry Renaissance Module. It was great to connect with UU religious education professionals from all over the country at the conference, and the new Youth Ministry Module was a special highlight. RenMods (as they are sometimes called) are 15-hour trainings in specific areas of religious education offered as part of the RE credentialing program. Co-written by Beth Dana and Jesse Jaeger, the new Youth Ministry RenMod was receiving rave reviews from the attendees, a discerning crowd of youth ministry veterans. You can find the leader’s guide and handouts online here and see for yourself. I’ll be following up with another post on some of the new ideas incorporated into the revised module, but for now, suffice it to say that this is another exciting development in dynamic, multigenerational and youth-empowered ministry!
Carey McDonald is the Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association.