Children and youth are the future of our church, and in the Minnesota Conference UCC they are a valued part of our present.
We engage youth in mission and worship through faith formation activities and leadership development. We also support clergy and lay leaders who work with youth through training and resources.
FourTHursdays (and second, too!) – Conversations with clergy, lay staff, and volunteers engaged in faith formation
Second & Fourth Thursdays, noon-1:30 pm via Zoom
Gather on Zoom for conversation, questioning, and shared resourcing within a supportive community of colleagues. Registered participants for each gathering will receive a free book or other ministry resource. The sessions this fall will focus on five key spiritual practices essential for adaptive leadership in this chaotic, anxious, and challenging season of ministry with children, youth, and families.
October 22: Practicing Strength – Building resilience and supporting mental wellness for those you serve and you too! Presenter: Lori Alford, LAMFT
November 12: Practicing Gratitude – Helping families nurture compassion and connection during challenging times
Presenter: Jenny Friedman, PhD, Founder/Executive Director of Doing Good Together
Registration is currently open for each of these gatherings. There is no registration fee so feel free to register for as many as you can attend. Please contact Rev. Kevin Brown, Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children & Youth, via email for more information or with any questions.