Helping young people build a sense of belonging in your community

At Grow Ministries, we are often encouraging congregations to rethink their ministry to children, young people and their families. What are we rethinking? We will frequently begin a training day with a question. Who or what has influenced your life of faith? Think about this for a moment. How would you answer? We often get responses like; parents, grandparents, pastor, Sunday school teacher, mentor, friend, Bible study, Christian camp. What this list says to us is that no matter what decade, geographical location, or size of congregation, relationships with people …

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