Archive for July 1st, 2010

Youth Round-up: July 2010

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

“Trying to be Christian” – I attended a youth work training day at my old college in Nottingham to hear Nick Shepherd, executive team leader at the Centre for Youth Ministry, speak about how young people are engaging with the Christian faith today. He spoke about how young people saw their involvement in youth groups and church in general. He explained that community is as important as ever in providing fixed points for a young person’s faith. He also touched on the fact that ritual enables young people to experience and live out their Christianity in profound ways. I have come back inspired to put some of this into practice at St Francis Church! (more…)