Join us as we present at Faith Forward 2017 - an innovative gathering of leaders who are creating a new kind of faith formation with young people – one that is radically inclusive, generous, and thoughtful.
Breakout Title: Let Them In: The Importance of Inviting Young People Into Our Stories
Breakout Description: Stories are important. They serve as the vehicles through which we capture histories, give voice to the present, and engage imagination as we envision what's to come. Sometimes stories go unspoken between generations so what would it mean to cultivate spaces where we, as youth and young adult workers, allow ourselves to be known? Join us as we consider what it means to invite young people into the stories of our lives, the realities we confront, and what we hope for in our futures. We will engage in group dialogue around barriers to communication, navigating thorny conversations, and best practices for building protected, inclusive community for our young people.