Welcome to Now We Gather!

Now we gather in this place
To feel your strong embrace
Defend us Lord from all assaults of the enemy
Give us the will to walk the Road
And strength enough to share the load
With the friends that you give as your earthly family…

This is the beginning of “Now We Gather,” one of the songs found in the Waycross songbook. I think that the title of this song is fitting as the title of this blog because it is a prayer that we will gather together to support each other in our Christian walk together.

Ministry, especially ministry to young people and their families, can have its challenges. “Now We Gather” is a blog for youth leaders in the Diocese of Indianapolis (and beyond!) that seeks to provide resources for leaders who work with youth. This blog will have a wide variety of content: devotions, reflections, resource highlights and diocesan youth ministry news, among other things. Our hope is that this page will become a place where youth leaders can come to discover and share best practices, reflect on their experiences, and become connected to youth ministry at the diocesan level.

You can also “Like” our new Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Youth Ministries Facebook page for more resources and other news!

What are some things that you would like to see on this blog? Share your thoughts in the comments below! You can also email them to Victoria Hoppes, Diocesan Coordinator of Ministries With and For Youth, at victoria@waycrosscenter.org.