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NextGen Conversations: Youth Mentoring with Becca Boren

What would it look like to have a youth program that was easy to maintain and had a primary focus on daily discipleship? That’s exactly how Becca Boren, director of youth and young adult ministries at Good Shepherd in Kansas City, has her program aligned. Becca shows us how to turn the standard youth ministry model on its head and allow youth to mentor youth in a meaningful way. At Good Shepherd, Becca has created a system of accountability and growth in her program that has allowed youth to take on meaningful leadership roles while making their faith their own. If you want to learn how she did it and how you can lay the groundwork for a mentoring program of your own, listen in.

Mentoring Toolkit Videos: Missouri UMC

In December 2018, Missouri UMC, under the leadership of Rev. Charity Goodwin, started a new service called The City Worship Movement in concert with The Neighborhood college ministry led by laywoman and staffer Madi Denton.

Mentoring Toolkit Videos: Saint Paul’s UMC in Joplin and Carl Junction

Saint Paul’s UMC in Joplin and Carl Junction, Missouri has an active and growing caring ministries that focuses on missional leadership. Missional leaders are discipling and mentoring others as this ministry area grows and connects with those in need. Rev. Dixie Wynne built Congressional Care Ministry with guidance from Church of the Resurection's CCM program. Rev. Wynne loved the idea that people could use their experiences and spiritual gifts to lead others to an active faith. Over time, they have built a ministry with 30 Congregational Care ministers who serve our community by visiting the sick, praying for prayer concerns and serving in many church ministries. Mentoring is a key component of the ministry.

Mentoring Toolkit Videos: Trinity UMC

Trinity UMC in southeast Missouri has a history for developing strong lay leadership. Investing in the lives of children in order to grow their own discipleship and leadership was an easy next step. Capitalizing on a strong Vacation Bible School, Krista Kruithoff and Tonya Pinkley built a Kids Leadership Team where kids receive additional mentorship and spiritual formation and are expected to mentor other peers.

The Church & COVID-19 Ministry Webinar: How to Welcome and Connect with Church Guests Online

How to Welcome and Connect with Church Guests Online   Churches of every size are now meeting online for worship and experiencing the blessing of new people attending their services for the first time. Learn ways your church can be intentional about welcoming and connecting with guests online before, during, and after the service.