Sharing the Journey: Small Group Ministry with Youth
Sharing the Journey
We would like to thank everyone who helped with this document, especially Eric Dawson, for sharing his Small Group Ministry Facilitator’s...
Many of our congregations have embraced the use of small group ministry or covenant groups with adults. Small group ministry can be a way...
Once you have chosen to explore small group ministry with youth, you will have decisions to make about several aspects of the program. In...
This two-part training is based on the work of Eric Dawson and adapted by Jessica York. The training sessions, 90 minutes each, may be used...
The sample sessions included here follow the format outlined above. A variety of focus material is used. Most sessions can be completed in...
Use this model for a service project involving multiple ages. Session A, The Project, and Session B provide the framework for planning,...
This is a model for using small group ministry within a youth conference. The theme for this example is "Same, But Different." Sessions can...
Small group ministry invites youth into a relational and spiritual focus in the context of your congregation. It can serve youth as an...
Peter Freeman Bowden, " Toward a True Lifespan Ministry: Why we lose them " (Small Group Ministry Network Quarterly, Fall 2004) Center for...
About the Authors
Helen Zidowecki, Minister of Religious Education, organized Unitarian Universalist youth activities in Maine for 20 years. Author of a variety of small group ministry materials for youth, she serves on the Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Network Board, and has led...
Jessica York is the Director of Congregational Life. The Congregational Life Staff Group is made up of the field staff of the UUA's 5 regions. ...
- Sharing the Journey
- 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