A Guide For Cultivating Lifelong Faith
By Grow Ministries
Based on extensive research, both within the LCA and beyond, Grow Ministries has created a practical, accessible resource. Not only will the wisdom shared in Grow Disciples ease any anxiety of confirmation leaders and enhance young people’s confirmation journey, it will also serve as a guide for any ministry leader and educator.
Grow Disciples is based on sound pedagogy, calling on the confirmation leader to reflect and evaluate. A key principle of the resource is the appeal for a relational approach, which is authentic and invitational, and positions the leader as a coach or facilitator as opposed to an expert that fills young heads with knowledge.
The book unpacks four ways of being relational by; prioritising relationships, utilising engaging and developmentally appropriate teaching methods, cultivating an environment of openness and providing experiential learning opportunities.
In each confirmation session, ‘you are holding your hand out and inviting [young people] to come and see (again) that the Lord is good’.
Grow Ministries has worked hard to understand the needs of 21st century young people in New Zealand and Australia.