Youth on Vestries

Increasing leadership capacity and mentoring young leaders is a crucial step in the process of forming and empowering young Christians to practice their faith and take responsibility for leadership in our church. Formation is done best close to home when parents and interested adults take an interest in sharing their faith stories with the young people in their midst. Inviting youth and young adults to serve as leaders in their faith community is a highly effective method of discipleship. The following post describes some specifics on incorporating youth as elected or appointed members of a vestry or bishop's committee.