Check out this deceptively simple post by Alaina at the Passionately Pensive blog. She describes a powerful youth group gathering that has nothing to do with loud Christian music, wacky games, engaging youth pastor talks, or piles of pizza. Just a quiet afternoon with hot chocolate, a few friends, scripture, candles, and some silence. This is truly hardcore youth ministry at it's best.
To read a little more of what Alaina has to share about using contemplative practices in Christian education, go here.