Author Archives: deacon Charlie Germain

About deacon Charlie Germain

Chair - Child Youth & Family Ministry Committee - Metropolitan New York Synod Love to camp, hike, canoe, ski, and just be in the outdoors!

Practice Discipleship Ininiative

Practice Discipleship Initiative   The Practice Discipleship Initiative (PD-2 for short) is a joint effort by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network (www.ELCAYMNET.org), the ELCA, First Third at Luther Seminary and the North Carolina Synod, to bring the church into the … Continue reading

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Practice Discipleship Coach Job Description

Child Youth & Family Ministry:  Practice Discipleship Coach – Volunteer Position The ELCA Youth Ministry Network is continuing to develop the Practice Discipleship Initiative which was initially part of the National Youth Gathering. We are seeking candidates who are interested … Continue reading

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Leading Change

Leading Change: The ELCA Youth Ministry Network (www.ELCAYMNET.org) in their newsletter highlights a video each month. This month’s video is on tribes and leading change. Its 17 minutes. I think it has a message for us as we develop our … Continue reading

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The Mellennial Generation and Religion

I was cleaning off my desk, and the spring issue of the Seeds for the Parish fell to the floor.  It opened to an article called “The Mellennial generation and religion”. This is a must reed. The link to the youtube video … Continue reading

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ELCA Youth Mini…

ELCA Youth Ministry Extravaganza February 8 – 13, 2012 New Orleans The Extravaganza is an unprecedented opportunity to learn and network with others working in the trenches of child, youth and family ministry. A record 14 people from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Now – Dr Rollie Martinson

Dr Rollie Martinson is speaking at Yale on Tuesday, February 14. This is the second of 4 lectures being presented at Yale for free. I attended the previous presentation by Dr Andy Root, and it was excellent. You can view … Continue reading

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ELCA Youth Ministry Network Webinars

Did you know that the ELCA Youth Ministry Network offers free online webinars? Online webinars are opportunities to gather with other adult Children, Youth and Family leaders in an online environment and to learn together about effective ministry with young … Continue reading

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The Millennial Generation

I recently heard two authors interviewed about their book, “Millennial Momentum” on the PBS News Hour. I haven’t read the book yet but probably will. Please take 10 minutes to listen to the interview. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/social_issues/july-dec11/millenials_09-26.html In 2009 the ELCA adopted … Continue reading

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A Faith of Their Own

A Faith of Their Own – Stability and Change in the Religiosity of American Teenagers By: Lisa D Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton “A Faith of Their Own” is a follow-up to the National Study of Youth and Religion. The … Continue reading

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Mellennials Challenge the Church

The following presentation was made by Dr Rodger Nishioke at the Southeast Pennsylvania Synod Synod Assembly. I’ve attached a link to their web site. There are 2 videos. The first is about 1 hour 13 minutes, the second is about … Continue reading

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