Feedback from CIYD’s recent Youth Forum in January.

All our young participants filled out feedback forms at the end of the forum and their engagement and honesty were quite refreshing and it certainly makes for interesting reading. Our young people are willing and ready to be fully involved in church life and its structures if we as a church are willing to let them be.

Common themes from the feedback are: youth inclusion in services and church life/structures, outreach, more opportunities to share their faith, help in taking ownership of their faith, more involvement on diocesan youth councils, a thirst to improve spiritual disciplines, a  desire to help church look outwards of itself and be fully involved in its community.

Please do read and inwardly digest what our young people are saying – it is our duty, as church leaders and youth leaders to connect with young people and make sure they are listened to and to ask ourselves how we can affect necessary change as we support them on their faith journey.

Simon Henry


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