So, what does a Minister with Children, Youth and Families do?
Collaborate, integrate, create, celebrate and motivate… these are just a few of the words that emerge in the quest to define the role of Minister with Children, Youth and Families. Together with an extraordinary team of volunteer and paid leaders we strive to build space and relationships that declare, “Children and youth have an important place in the heart of this community.”
We teach children the language of our faith—the language of story, ritual and symbol… the language of space, community and relationship… the language of silence—we give children the tools they need to participate fully in the conversation and call of our church. We also equip children and youth with valuable tools to go out into the world and make a difference.
We support families in their quest to raise children that live lives infused with faith, compassion, meaning, hope, wonder and resolve.
We help people of all ages remember what it feels like to play, to be wise like a child and to be attentive to the divine in the complex and simple things in life.
We enrich the present and inspire hope for the future of our church and the world.
This is rich and rewarding work! I am exited about the opportunity and the abundant resources provided to explore, to lead and to live into Jesus’ call to, “…become like children.”
– Cathy Cryder