We are in a time of great change and abundance in Unitarian Universalist youth and young adult ministry. Our transformative Midwest Leadership School, for youth, young adults, and adults, went through a significant change this year with engaging multigenerational group spiritual practices, focusing on worship as THE spiritual practice. We created mandalas, engaged in community singing, and deepened relationships. We are committed to offering many other opportunities for youth and young adult ministry which helps leaders to go deeper in their own, and their communities, spiritual development.
On the broader horizon, there continues to be thoughtful progression in our movement, such as the good news of the UUA Youth Safety Guidelines, which were rolled out at GA 2019. Know that the UUA is dedicated to creating a safe environment for all of its members, particularly youth, in all of its programs and activities. For more information on the guidelines: https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/2019_ga_youth_safety_guidelines.pdf
Know that in the next few weeks there will be more information on a year long series of Youth Advisor Trainings, here is the link to save the dates: https://www.uua.org/blueboat/events/2019-2020-youth-ministry-advisor-trainings
Also, if your congregation has interest in offering YA OWL, linking your local college/university and Planned Parenthood affiliate, we are endeavoring to offer a subsidized YA/Campus Ministry OWL training. Please contact me if your congregation would be interested in this training.
Nancy Combs-Morgan, email@example.com, (859) 494-2424