Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Quote of the Day

    From Downtime: Helping Teenagers Pray by Mark Yaconelli:

    "Some of my friends in youth ministry create youth rooms that try to emulate the culture, with walls covered in posters of Christian rock bands or athletes with inspirational verses. I've found it more helpful to create youth rooms that speak not only to the energy of young people but also to the souls of young people. Often this means creating a space that invites spiritual reflection and prayer, one that draws young people into a different sense of space and time - so that prayer seems a natural activity, rather than an abrupt shift from the speed and pace of the culture."

    This, by the way, is an excellent book with many thoughtful ideas for engaging teens meaningful in the spiritual practice of prayer.