We have not forgotten the passion shown for doing something about the youth (and children) in our churches. But due to a number of factors, things have gone a little slower than we had hoped. So here is what we are looking forward to in 2018.
The Youth Advocate network will get off the ground. Our goal is to connect the folks who are passionate about developing this next generation with each other for prayer, encouragement and resourcing. This is seen as the first step in what we hope will be raising up the next leaders in the Free Methodist Church in Canada. There have also been conversations about having a similar network for those invested in Children’s and Family ministry and we will explore that option.
The other thing that will get going is a team. Similar to other teams, this will be a team of leaders, experts and practitioners who will help us map out a way forward in this most vital area.