After the Vote: Caring for our Teens

Many of you have contacted me and asked what Youth Pastors might do in response to the decisions made at the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Youth Ministry is complex and we must work diligently to find better ways to help all teens find the love and peace of God. The rising suicide rate among our teens, the increasing need for psychiatric help, and the general feeling of being overwhelmed by life that our teens share openly about, are all reminders of how desperately they need the love of God and acceptance the church offers to all of them! Thank you for accepting the challenge of holding sacred space with our teens! Below are a few of my thoughts about how we move f

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After the UMC Vote: What do with our Kids

Many of you have contacted me wondering what, if anything, Christian Educators of children should do in response to the decisions made at the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Young children are in no way part of the decision making and for most of them, choices about their sexuality will not emerge until much later in their lives. However, let’s not forgot that these children do have uncles, aunts and parents who are LGBTQIA. Their parents will be those who most concerned about the decision. And many adults of the LGBTQIA Community have told us that they knew their sexual orientation at very early ages. So, some children are affected directly, and all of our children w