Before You Start
Before beginning the program, meet with the religious educator to learn of any special needs of participants and to coordinate this program with the goals and resources of the RE program. Learning about the faith identities of the youth's families is recommended. For some religions, family members can be a resource and could make good visitors.
An alternate activity in the closing workshop (Workshop 22) suggests coordinating a worship service. Decide early if you wish to do this so you can talk with the minister and/or worship committee about getting on the worship calendar. Many congregations set their calendar at the beginning of the liturgical year.