As youth ministers and Christian ed leaders we make spaces available where it is easier to experience God. God is already there, we hopefully point to God and make God more visible. Kendra Dean Creasy called this being “God Bearers” in her book The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry . It…… Continue reading Theological reflection with a group of youth
A common occurrence in many congregations is a backpack blessing service. BuildFaith.org has a great article on these services at Blessing of the Backpack’s 6 Tips for Success. At EYCArkansas, we began wondering what this would look like with an older mindset and as part of a youth group or youth Sunday school meeting. We…… Continue reading Back to School Blessings Liturgy
Online Contemporary Labyrinth is an online translation of a contemporary labyrinth. The original is described as ‘an interactive installation for spiritual journeys’. It consists of a pathway mapped out on the floor for visitors to follow. During this journey participants pause and listen to a piece of music and a meditation. They also undertake some symbolic action…… Continue reading Walk an Online Labyrinth
The Examen was a major part of our Sr. High Camp in 2014. It is a way of examining our day and getting ready for the next day. Below you will find a copy of the examen that you can listen to and pray along with. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/130609742″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Here are…… Continue reading The Examen: Close your day and Get ready for tomorrow.
D365.org primary goal is to “provide inspirational and relevant reflections on scripture for young people.” Each day you will find a daily music selection piece, reflection and prayer written just for you.