Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    GREAT YOUTH MINISTRY IDEA: Third World Apology

    Do you want to engage your youth in a powerful discussion of mission?  

    Check out this post by Deech Kirk of the Youth Ministry & Life blog in which he shares a piece of a poem that invites us to compare our daily lives with those of persons living in developing nations.  Here is an excerpt:

    While I was deciding which oat bran cereal to eat this morning, you were searching the ground for leftover grains from the passing wheat truck…
    While I was choosing between diet and regular soda, your parched lips were yearning for a sip of clean water…
    Deech goes on to offer some thoughtful questions to help youth process the poem and lists several suggestions for ways your teens might put their faith into action by becoming more socially active with the needs of others around the world.  It's a simple post that might just help your group move from being inwardly focused to outwardly missional.