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Youth and young adults

"There is no problem with age-specific groups (of any age) leaving the gathered church during worship, as long as they reconnect promptly and share what they have learnt" (Jessica and Annabelle Bailey at the Parish of Kenmore-Brookfield service on Sunday 11 October 2020)

Raising up the leaders of today and tomorrow

“Giving young people practical experience in leading a range of ministries on Sundays and during the week has repeatedly been shown to encourage vocational identity, as ministry gifts are discovered and refined,” says AYCF’s and The Parish of Kenmore-Brookfield’s The Rev’d Jonathan Kemp


How does a church run an effective young adults’ group?

“While creating engaging spaces and experiences is necessary for running young adults’ groups, the trap here is being unaware of the actual needs of young adults, including things like genuine connection, people who care for them and demonstrate authenticity, open conversation and navigating barriers to faith,” says Dale Lennon from Resource Church The Parish of Robina