Monday, January 25, 2010

youTheology: Preparing Youth for Leadership and Ministry

As many churches seek to redefine the manner in which they fulfill their God-given mission in a new climate/environment, I have often heard the need to “rethink” church. I am encouraged through the efforts of the youTheology program as it prepares youth for leadership and ministry. I have had the opportunity to experience youth through this program who have a desire to learn more about how the church reveals itself in the world and how the voice of the church can make a difference in the lives of all people. They want to be involved and have assumed roles in their churches regarding worship, youth ministry and mission. These young people are leading the church into a new era that continues to express the gospel, but in a way that appeals to the youth of today. The youTheology program opens up new possibilities of ministry for our youth as well as supports their vision of living out the gospel of Christ so that the message is relevant to those who are seeking to know more about the power of God in our world.

Kathy Williams
youTheology Planning/Logistics Coordinator
Saint Paul School of Theology Seminary Student
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

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