Just writing a piece for Perspectives Magazine on "Youth Ministry Ordination?" it currently sits in unproof read form at 2117 words... may need to trim it a bit. Once it has been published I'll put it online... but my four reasons to explore YM ordination are...
- to establish consistent Terms and Conditions and to regularise employment issues
- to liberate Youth Ministers to a full sacramental ministry
- to develop a more holistic mission and not maintenance driven ministry. i.e. mission & ministry based on vision not ability to pay
- to recognise the calling of Youth Ministers and so to invest in their ministerial development and to hear their voices and those of Young People.