Research into resources.

Research into resources.

Helping the church become the best place for young people to grow.

Creciendo Juntos: Growing Young en español para la iglesia Latina.

Creciendo Juntos: Growing Young en español para la iglesia Latina.

Por lo que estoy muy emocionada de presentarles Creciendo Juntos (Growing Young). Durante el año pasado, hemos estado trabajando con traductores que representan la variedad del léxico español, y un equipo de líderes y pastores de México a Colombia, para que los hallazgos de la investigación en Growing Young estén disponibles en español. 

Introducing Creciendo Juntos

Introducing Creciendo Juntos

Over the years, I’ve always been pleased when I’ve run across a resource that I could also find in Spanish, so that I could pass it on to my family. Resources offered in both languages would facilitate rich conversations at my dinner table. Along with my grandparents, we’d parse out the cultural assumptions made on both sides and discuss what the theological ideas meant for us as we pastored Latinas and Latinos—fellow sojourners caught in the middle of two cultures, languages, and worldviews. The Latina church—both immigrant following generations—has much to teach and offer the larger church in the United States. We are a church facing unique challenges as it considers how it can disciple the next generation of Jesus-followers.

Leadership

Leading change when everything has changed

Leading change when everything has changed

What’s the shift? It’s seeing this as a season of openness and possibility rather than gridlock and inability. It’s believing that you’re uniquely positioned to lead change in your ministry, precisely because the world has just changed.

Introducing Creciendo Juntos

Introducing Creciendo JuntosGrowing Young for the Spanish-speaking church

Over the years, I’ve always been pleased when I’ve run across a resource that I could also find in Spanish, so that I could pass it on to my family. Resources offered in both languages would facilitate rich conversations at my dinner table. Along with my grandparents, we’d parse out the cultural assumptions made on both sides and discuss what the theological ideas meant for us as we pastored Latinas and Latinos—fellow sojourners caught in the middle of two cultures, languages, and worldviews. The Latina church—both immigrant following generations—has much to teach and offer the larger church in the United States. We are a church facing unique challenges as it considers how it can disciple the next generation of Jesus-followers.

Holy week in the midst of a pandemic; Two practical ideas for your online youth ministry gathering

Holy week in the midst of a pandemic; Two practical ideas for your online youth ministry gathering

Some are wondering, if prom is permanently cancelled, did junior year even really happen? Some were looking forward to being the first in their family to graduate from high school. Does it still mean the same if they can’t walk proudly across the platform to receive their diploma?

These are not trivial adolescent laments. The grief is real.