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new discussion thread on facebook ym3.0 group

the facebook discussion group for youth ministry 3.0 is more than 1600 people strong. there’s been a little lag in discussion over the holidays; but it’s time to ramp it up again.

i’ve posted a new discussion thread, on the topic of “communion”:

in the book, i write about moving beyond our ideas of community, to a goal of “communion”. i define this as “true community with christ in the mix.”

part of the reason i didn’t want to use the word “community” is that it comes with lots of pre-conceived ideas: all of us have a desire to experience community in our youth groups, and we’ve often built programs to that end.

the questions i’d like us to wrestle with here are:
– what might communion look like in your context?
– for those of us with programs in place to build “community” (small groups, etc), how might we envision something more, something deeper?
– and, then, how do we get from here to there?
– oh, and, how might this look different for today’s splintered youth culture, compared to what it might have looked like 20 years ago?