FaithSharing for Teens provides 25 creative, easy-to-use faith-sharing experiences (centered around 25 different topics) designed for small groups of five to seven teens. Each experience can be carried out in 15 to 20 minutes, so they are perfect for incorporation into retreats, youth gatherings, religious education sessions, lock-ins, and campus ministry settings.
Copyright: Feb. 2, 2007
Size: 8.5 x 11
Length: 112 pages
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By Dr. Greg Dobie Moser, executive director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry & CYO, Diocese of Cleveland
FaithSharing for Teens finds that difficult to reach blend of Scripture, reflection, excellent process, and relevant themes for young people to grow as disciples. The structure and format are inviting and nonjudgmental while addressing matters of great importance: anger, anxiety, hope, peace, forgiveness, friendship, discipleship, and more. FaithSharing for Teens is a fine resource and an excellent addition for those dedicated to serving young people.
By Leif Kehrwald, Center for Ministry Development
Our faith is of little use if it does not connect to our daily lives. FaithSharing for Teens approaches the task head-on and lands right on target. The method of step back, reflect, and share is brilliant in its simplicity and reliability. The process works every time! The four categories of faith sharing sessions—Scripture, Guided Meditation, Media Messages, Objects and Images—provide all that is needed to guide a group of young people through weeks of spiritual reflection and growth. Best of all, as one reads these sessions, it becomes easy to imagine developing homemade sessions tailored to specific local circumstances. If you add this book to your library, it won't spend much time on the shelf.
Catholic Library World, September, 2007
In their psychological development, teens are at the time in their lives when they are learning to think symbolically and metaphorically. They are able to see the hand of God in their everyday lives. Theisen has constructed a program to meet teens in their daily lives where they are ready to share their faith experiences with others. Recommended for youth ministry programs and Catholic middle or high schools.