The Youth Formation Team networks, encourages, and equips youth leaders and youth across the conference. This team focus their time on the youth leaders surrounding their neighborhoods and collaborate to further connect and equip youth and youth leaders across the conference.
Youth Formation Team
- Brooke Martin, Lead
- Danilo Sanchez
- Hendy Matahelemual
- Michelle Ramirez
Monthly Youth Pastor/Leader gatherings: We value the opportunity to meet together to collaborate in ministry, support and pray for one another, and plan youth events. Anyone who works with youth is welcome to join our monthly Youth Pastor/Leader Cluster. We meet in-person at the Mosaic Office or various congregations in Lansdale areas. Please contact Brooke Martin if you would like to know more, meet for coffee, or wish to be added to the youth leader email list.
- Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR)
- Mennonite Disaster Service
- Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP)
Summer and Short Term:
- Mennonite Central Committee (two days to one month or more)
- Youth Venture
- MCC Summer Service Program
- Mennonite Voluntary Service
- Radical Journey
- SALT Serving and Learning Together
- Service Adventure
- Taproot Gap Year
Mennonite Camps & Schools:
A Resource Guide for Youth Leaders
This document is a guide, not curriculum. It is meant togive a foundation for how to have healthy conversationson difficult topics such as human sexuality, gun violence,politics, substance use, and racial justice in a way that canbe adapted to multiple contexts and cultures to alignwith the life and ministry of Jesus.
Available in English, Spanish and Indonesian!
Racial Justice Resources:
Engaging Our Faith Through Media: Youth Resources to Discuss and Address Racism (Second Edition)
The Faith Formation Team of Mosaic Mennonite Conference has created three study guides to accompany TV episodes that discuss police accountability and racial terms. Each tv episode discussion includes scripture references that will guide the conversation. As a team we find these episodes create a backdrop from which to have a faith discussion on these relevant topics.
This edition includes study guide, questions and links to resources for shows like:
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Fresh Off the Boat
Available in 6 languages!
The Faith Formation Team of Mosaic Mennonite Conference has created a study guide for the comic It’s a Bird! for teens and young adults to engage with the issue of prejudice and racism in the United States.
Available in 6 languages!
Engaging Our Faith Through Media: Youth Resources to Discuss and Address Racism (First Edition)
The Faith Formation Team of Mosaic Mennonite Conference has created a list of resources and curriculums in a variety of mediums for teens and young adults for leaders to utilize in engaging with youth in conversation around race and racism in the USA.
This first edition includes study guide, questions and links to resources such as:
- Your Black Friend
- Video Based Bible Study
- Curated Graphic Novels
- And more!
This is a Mosaic Prepared bible-verse-a-day that builds into the Christmas narrative by Jesus’ Birthday! It is available in 5 worshiping languages of Mosaic Conference and can be distributed through email OR printed and distributed. (Designed to engage kids, but as a tradition will also be great for youth and adults)
Mennonite Church USA
Resources for Peacemaking:
- Introducing the Materials for Conscientious Objection
- How to Create a Conscientious Objector’s (CO) File
- Video/Web/Printed Resources
- MC USA Conscientious Objection Resources