Thursday 12 March saw the launch of a significant new book on youth ministry. Hosted by the Skainos Centre at East Belfast Mission, the launch of Together: Life-changing perspectives to inspire youth ministry attracted youth leaders from many churches and para-church organisations. The impetus for the project came from Pete Waugh, a youth worker and writer, who had the initial vision of gathering and sharing stories from people involved in youth ministry across Northern Ireland. He envisaged a book that would help readers reflect on the past and speak into the future direction of youth ministry. The aim was to make it accessible to both volunteers and those involved as youth ministry staff and also to inspire others to engage in youth ministry.
Some weeks earlier Pete was the keynote speaker at the Irish Methodist ‘Overflow’ weekend which provides leadership training for young people.
Reports both of the content of Together and of the Overflow weekend feature in the April Methodist Newsletter – out next week.
Photo: Editors of Together (L-R) Jose Cummings (Exodus), Helen Warnock (Scripture Union NI) and Pete Waugh (Damask)