At the national in-service last week I led a session on youth spirituality, revisiting some previous material - five metaphors for spiritual growth and five questions to ask about young people with whom you are in ministry. This started with my interest in how and why people look at spirituality differently when they research it, so the full session (I did a truncated version)
The sessions starts with some quotes playing on-screen with video images - Download Spirituality Quotes
We heard Ephesians 1:3-14 and then looked at and discussed a Wordle based on it - Download Ephesians 1-3-14 (not sure why I originally chose this text. Next time I think I'll try a different one.)
We then started to explore the nature of spirituality for Australian young people - with some data from the 2009 Australian Communities Survey. Responses from 15-29 year olds:
There is something beyond this life that makes sense of it all.
Which philosophies of life most influence how you live today?
8% Non-Christian religion
11% Secular / humanist
18% Other philosophy
39% Don’t know/ nothing