On Saturday, June 5, several youth groups from Mosaic congregations gathered at Philadelphia (PA) Praise Center for a youth gathering involving games, art, and spiritual input.
Ripple Community Inc. (RCI) was established in 2015 and emerged from the on-going work of Ripple Church, a Mosaic Conference congregation, which worships and serves with people living on the margins of society in Allentown, PA.
I fight against white supremacy and racial injustice because God’s love demands it and they have caused deep wounds that need healing.
I knew God was sending me, and I knew that wherever He sent me, He would also be with me, as He always has been.
“We have been given permission to try new ideas, and see failures as learning experiences. It is freeing to have that space to be creative.” / “Se nos ha dado permiso para probar nuevas ideas y ver los fracasos como experiencias de aprendizaje. Es liberador tener ese espacio para ser creativo.”
Anyone who comes through the doors at Ripple knows they are welcome, safe, and can experience the love of Christ.
By overcoming the obstacle of money, churches can begin to experiment; leaders and congregations are encouraged to be more creative.
“Each year it is a gift to interact with this next generation of leaders. We learn alongside them and contribute to their formation in the way of Christ’s peace.”
Franconia Conference has begun building an intercultural youth formation team to resource youth leaders and to connect youth across congregations, geographies, and cultures.
I didn’t have a label for it, but I was on my way to becoming an Anabaptist.
(reprinted from Ripple-Allentown.com with permission) by Danilo Sanchez, pastor of Ripple congregation (Allentown) In recent years there seems to be an increase in the number of churches that have changed […]
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