On September 16, 2022, the lecture room of the new coffeehouse at St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg hosted a meeting of children’s & youth ministers—“Don’t Let Yourself Dry Out!”
What did they do?
– Group discussion of the minister’s characteristics and responsibilities described in the Old and New Testaments, comparing them to our life and ministry.
– “Burning Out and Coming Back,” a Bible study led by Yelena Tatti about the role of the minister and crises in the ministry.
– A delicious lunch in the Manna dining hall.
– Group discussions of faith crises and ministry crises.
– Hearing the Godly Play® story “Liturgical Year”. This story is good to tell in Sunday school or at youth meetings at the beginning of the school year.
– Using metaphor cards to sum up the meeting. Sharing impressions of the day.
– Praying for all the ministries in The Church of Ingria.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the meeting! May our Lord bless us in our ministries and give us strength, wisdom and inspiration!