Interact: Engaging Youth to Transform the World
Fri 10 AM | Convo Hall 1
Sat 4 PM | Convo Hall 1
This workshop is for anyone who works with youth (middle/high school) and/or youth themselves; we will examine our values and how we set the space and time of our ministry with youth. “Interact” is a trinity of elements that contribute to our holistic approach of Youth Ministry – cultivating community with youth, teaching youth to think theologically, and empowering youth to use their talents to respond to the needs of the world. We will share (and invite others to share) stories of success and failures and how we’ve learned to involve youth in exploring controversial topics and in sharing their gifts and talents to respond to the needs of their communities. Interact with one another, Interact with God, Interact with the world: Live into the change you wish to see!
Shannon LeMaster-Smith is a Deacon in the United Methodist Church, a clergy order ordained to Word, Service, Compassion and Justice. She currently serves in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. She has a M.A. in Conflict Resolution and 10+ years of experience in youth ministry. Her call is to help people experience the transforming love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit and to equip and empower them to share God’s love and grace with others. She enjoys singing and playing board games and is married to her best friend, Dr. Jonathan LeMaster-Smith.
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