I am part of the Creative Team for a 4-year, Lilly-funded project Youthfront is doing called "Presence-Centered Parenting," to empower parents and grandparents in faith formation with their kids. It involves things like designing day camp curriculum that has take-home components for families, involving grandparents in camp, creating support groups for parents, and offering training, support and resources to church leaders.
Most of this is happening in the Kansas City area where Youthfront's ministry is centered. My role is largely in the brainstorming and writing parts of the work, but I also lead workshops and get to collaborate and learn from really creative, gifted leaders in ways that circle back and impact my own leadership at LNPC. We just has our one year check-in gathering last week (some of us pictured above, including dog, Chili), and it was really cool to see how LNPC's own attentiveness to resonance is shaping that project, and vice versa.
I want to share with you the YF Family blog. It has lots of great articles, and their app is fantastic - with helpful resources and links.
Posts include things like:
Intentional Summer: Making the Most of Your Days
Everyday Outside: Making Time Outside Part of your Summer Rhythm
Discovering Holy Moments: Rituals for Families
Perfect Parenting: What it really means to "get it right"
You are the Equipment
Two articles I have written for the project are here:
A Call to Just Be
Set-Apart Space: The Practice of Retreating With Kids
I'm excited to share more with you down the road as the project unfolds!