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Director of Faith Formation for Youth and Young Adults Announced

Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib has been selected to be the first director of faith formation for youth and young adults for the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College. She will begin her new position July 1. Mohler-Seib’s primary responsibility will be to work within a 350-mile radius of the college to identify […]

Number of Youth and Young People in Faith Formation Activities Increasing

NASHVILLE, TN — Popular rhetoric may claim youth and young people are disappearing from the church, but actual numbers reported by United Methodist congregations show participation by those age groups in ongoing faith formation activities is increasing. More people in both age groups – 12-18 for youth and 19-30 for young adults – participated in […]

Matching ‘Explorers’ and ‘Guides’ in youth ministry

By Chris Wilterdink, Special Contributor… Youth culture is always in flux, remixing itself almost as soon as the rest of us notice. How can youth leaders authentically minister with those living in perpetual beta? To that purpose, Young People’s Ministries at the UMC’s General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) is launching an exciting new online tool, […]

Youth need voice—and vote—in UM conferences

By Megan Smith, Special Contributor… In July, the quadrennial meeting of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church took place in Charleston, W.Va. Hundreds gathered, representing each of our Jurisdiction’s ten annual conferences, to make decisions that would affect the entire jurisdiction, including the nominations for jurisdictional committees and elections for three open episcopal […]

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