After over twenty years of experience and study of youth ministry I am convinced that parents who engage their children in faithful worship attendance, formation classes, and outreach ministry, provide their teens with a strong foundation for navigating the teen years, college, and adult lives.
We walked with 2000+ Charlotteans from 100 organizations to remind ourselves and others that our work to eliminate systemic injustice is more important than ever.
Following intense preparation, 17 youth pilgrims embarked on a long-awaited Pilgrimage with five dedicated adult leaders. After riding in vans, planes, subways, and buses, our group arrived in Rome at the first of four convents, where our rooms overlooked St. Peter’s Square and Vatican City.
Our Youth Formation program’s mission is to provide St. Peter’s youth with opportunities for spiritual growth, personal development, and Christian fellowship in a caring, safe Anglican environment.
We seek to understand and make a difference in race relations and systemic injustice.
While on pilgrimage, our youth truly experience and make every attempt to live into the old adage, “tourists make demands, pilgrims give thanks.”
From St. Peter’s youth Patrick Knip: “you all have made growing up so wonderful, and I can never repay you.”
Director of Youth Formation Lyn Holt writes in this week’s Rector’s blog about the ways in which we can support our youth.