While I missed meeting in person on Sundays, waking up a bit later and watching church in my pajamas with my family had its perks as well.
“We have been given permission to try new ideas, and see failures as learning experiences. It is freeing to have that space to be creative.” / “Se nos ha dado permiso para probar nuevas ideas y ver los fracasos como experiencias de aprendizaje. Es liberador tener ese espacio para ser creativo.”
Youth ministry is still vitally important. In fact the church needs its young people to lead today, not ten years down the road.
Showing up, being present, putting yourself out there, and trying with all of who you are, is taking a huge risk.
The way youth and young adults choose to express their faith may not look like mine or the previous generations, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t being faithful to Jesus or Anabaptism.
“It is rewarding to see pastors and leaders come together to enjoy one another’s company, to network and build bridges.”