Being open and honest about the state of youth ministry at The Gathering Live

  (Mennonite Church USA) — “What kind of faith are we passing on to the next generation? How are we doing as a church in modeling a vibrant faith centered in Jesus Christ? Where are the intergenerational and relational gaps in our congregations?” A group of 32 pastors, sponsors, educators and mission agency representatives met […]

Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016 explores youth ministry through Anabaptist lens

By Jenny Castro (Mennonite Church USA) — At Youth Ministry Council: The Gathering 2016, held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 in Orlando, Florida, 42 youth workers from across Mennonite Church USA met to network, encourage one another, worship together and explore approaches to faith formation through real-life scenarios. “It was an amazing time of meeting, connecting and […]

Mennonite Church USA redesigns youth leader webpage

New features include Bible studies and book recommendations By Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)— A collection of 117 Bible studies written by college students for use by high school youth groups is one of several new features of Mennonite Church USA’s revamped youth leaders webpage. Between 2004 and 2009, Michele Hershberger, a […]