What’s your new year looking like? For one church, it’s a return to the physical building. Here’s how youth minister Miriam McKenney created a plan for maximum safety and fun in a big pop-up tent.
If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say? Miriam reflects on twenty-six years of being a parent as her youngest, a 2021 high school graduate, prepares to leave home.
In the groups I’m in on Facebook, I see questions like, “What’s everyone doing for Lent?” “Should we whisper about Easter?” Before that, it was […]
A post from the Forma Facebook page a few days ago reminded me: what am I doing for Advent with my youth group? Of course, I should have been thinking about this weeks ago. But here I am, scrolling through the list of ideas and putting together my Advent care package. But it’s not too late, especially in God’s time.
The choices our adult children make might surprise us. Be ready for anything and open to the Spirit.
What do we do when we can’t be together in person? Miriam shares how her youth group stays socially and spiritually connected while physically distant from one another.
Did you hear about the Rooted in Jesus conference held in Atlanta in January? Were you there? Miriam shares some thoughts and observations as a member of the planning team and a follower of Jesus.
What happens when a youth group reads the Book of John for The Good Book Club? It’s hectic, chaotic, and perfect.
Letting go of your children is tough. Miriam shares what happened when she let her daughter make her own way.
Picture books offer a way to explore The Way of Love and Becoming Beloved Community. Here’s a list that you can sort by practice to use for formation at home and in your faith communities.