In Praise of Volunteers

For the first time in fourteen summers, I'm not leading one or more youth mission trips. It's a strange feeling, heightened this week because my

It’s Time for Truth and Reconciliation

For several years I have been thinking and talking about race reconciliation in the United States. It was a series of youth mission trips at Fourth

It’s Not Conformation: The Book

What is confirmation and why do we do it? How must we adapt youth ministry—and church in general—to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world? These

Statement of Faith

Like most (but not all) confirmation programs, each year we ask our youth to write statements of faith. Among youth workers and church leaders there