As we move into the next chapter of excellent youth ministry here at Los Altos UMC, we have entered a consulting arrangement with the firm Ministry Incubators. Over the next three years, the consultants will help us align our youth ministry with the innovative changemaking that has become part of our church’s culture and help us build a model that invites young people to be agents of ministry as much as they are recipients of ministry.
The consulting process begins with a visit here by the principals of Ministry Incubators on May 29–31. They will spend most of that time listening to members of the LAUMC community—parents, youth, volunteers, and people who love our youth—as they get a good, starting sense of who we are as a church and devise a plan for moving forward into a strong program to begin this fall.
If you would like to be part of this process and have your voice heard, please contact Linda Nordmann, Coordinator of Congregational Connections, by May 22. Let her know which of the below times (as many as possible would be helpful, to help our scheduling!) you could attend.
On Friday, May 31, the consulting team will present a report, laying out specific recommendations and a blueprint for how we might move forward. You are welcome to join us for that presentation as well. Watch for details in the weeks ahead.
Listening Group Schedule
Wednesday, May 29:
Thursday, May 30: