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Youth Ministry Resources for Faith Formation
CER Youth Resources for Faith Formation
High School-Aged Youth Faith Development

Everything a congregation does is faith formation. And, there are opportunities present in structured learning environments that give our youth a chance to engage with a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This can mean a structured curriculum that goes in-depth or integrating stand alone workshops.

Best Practices

  • Our Whole Lives (OWL) comprehensive sex education is an important offering for our youth. The grades 7-9 curriculum is important. And, our older youth need a return to these conversations in OWL 10-12 as they and their peers become more sexually active

  • Include the youth in exploring what areas of faith formation they want to explore

  • Experiential Education is an important pedagogy for both our adult facilitators and youth to understand and practice using

  • Coming of Age and Bridging are life transitions that are enhanced and deepened by use of intentional reflection and programming.


About the Authors

  • Evin serves the Central East Region in the areas of Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Intercultural Competency work and as Primary Contact for congregations in upstate and central New York. Evin holds a Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and Bachelor of...
  • Shannon Harper has been serving the Central East Region as the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator since the Fall of 2016. During her time with the UUA she has reimagined youth leadership school to reconnect with nature and created River Rising. ...

For more information contact cer@uua.org.

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