EYM wants YOU!…………………………………Nancy Going

How do you move your church into EYM practices?  We know it seems like you’re being asked to change the rug with the furniture still on it.

But you are digging in.  Many of you already know the findings of the Exemplary Youth Ministry Study.  You know about the 44 Faith Assets that were developed to share those findings.  Some of you have been using the assets to help assess your ministry.  You know that you’ve already got assets.  But there are places you have to start from scratch, and you have people expecting certain pieces of furniture to stay right were it is.

We started this blog not just to throw the EYM findings in front of you, but to give voice to you.  The practitioner.  The congregation.  This blog is the platform for the person who works with young people, and wants to aim youth ministry at a different target– characteristics of mature Christian faith in students.  This blog allows the church to learn from you.

We want to hear your voice share the EYM story.  We want the youth ministry world to hear from you about what you’ve discovered about moving the rug and how some furniture can be re-covered.   We want to hear about how youth ministry has become “who we are” for your church.   We want to hear the joys and the struggles of YOUR exemplary youth ministry journey.

Email us at eym@luthersem.edu and I’ll get you lined up to be one of bloggers.  You can do it just once, or keep putting your ideas and experiences out there over time.

Show us your exemplary colors.

Dr. Nancy Going is a 20 some year veteran of congregational youth ministry.  She coordinates the Distributed (distance) youth ministry students at Luther Seminary.  She did her PhD research by interviewing adolescents from the Exemplar congregations.

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