Youth: Tim McDonald on Youth Ministry Visioning

LAKEWOOD RANCH – Last weekend, our Christian Education coordinator set up for Fr. John Palarine, Canon for Program and Youth (and founder of Youth Presence Ministries) to hold a regional workshop on Visioning for Youth Ministry at our church. …. St. John the Divine, Sun City Center; Annunciation, Holmes Beach; and Christ Church, Bradenton also participated. It was scheduled for four weeks after Easter. I hadn’t had a weekend off since before Palm Sunday. I am a single father, half the time, of three teenagers. I thought St. M&M was mostly firing on all the right cylinders with our youth programs. We have a small but dynamic and powerful youth presence at St. M&M. We have a core group of adults with a passion for youth. …