Experience tells us that youth and young adults are profoundly transformed when they get out of their context, build relationships amongst those that are different – different economically, culturally, or socially. The opportunity for accelerated discipleship occurs as youth have these COMPASSION EXPERIENCES.
There is something about serving and partnering with others that brings transformation from the inside out. CBOQ Youth wants to partner with youth workers across our denomination to foster a culture of mentoring young people in which they discover that part of following Jesus means serving others and going beyond themselves to demonstrate compassion to others.
You can also check out our various Compassion Experiences for youth and young adults:
- CE-Dominican Republic: an entry-level overseas experience with the Lighthouse School Project in partnership with International Teams for high school students
- CE-Six Nations: a weekend “primer” in understanding the First Nations context for youth and young adults that you can host on your own with our “do it yourself” template
COMPASSION EXPERIENCES COORDINATORS
As part of CBOQ Youth’s compassion strategy, we are looking to recruit up to four volunteer compassion coordinators who will be trained in missional compassion experiences. This training teaches best practices both in the organization of and the ethos of these experiences. Dates for future training to be determined (spring 2014).