A vibrant youth ministry essential for today's church by ProQuest


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) has a few things to teach us. Since 1966, young people ages 14-19 and their leaders have taken part in biennial meetings of the Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering (CLYG). Most of these gatherings attracted about 1,500 participants to times of worship, learning, mission activity and relationship building. Those 15-year-olds who attended that first gathering in 1966 are today almost 60 and many are undoubtedly active leaders in the church. A significant number of lay and ordained leaders in the Anglican church point to Anglican youth ministries of years ago as their own starting point.Anglican youth leaders participated in Generation 2008, a national Anglican Youth Ministry conference last summer. Out of that emerged enthusiasm for many new initiatives, including the creation of CLAY 2010, the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering, a joint effort between ELCIC and the Anglican church. (You can read more about that on page 3)

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