During the first week of May, Leslie Manning and Stephen Ingram of Ministry Architects - the consultant group hired by Bishop Russell to focus and revitalize our diocesan youth ministry - held three visioning sessions with youth and youth ministry leaders. The intent of the gatherings was to generate words, phrases, and objectives to help guide our Youth Ministry Team in creating a mission statement and set high reaching goals for the next several years. In total, there were about 50 participants in the sessions. Thanks to all who attended!
The brainstorming exercise was fast-paced, creative, challenging and fun! All the results have been compiled and are currently undergoing word-smithing by the Youth Ministry Team. The next step will be submitting our work to Bishop Russell for approval.
Very soon we will have a powerful mission statement and venturesome goals to share with you all!