This book reveals one of the most vital, yet under-researched, areas of youth ministry: how Christian adults can accompany young people in their spiritual quest or journey.
For young people, discovering who they are is an exciting and essential quest. Accompanying them in this exploration offers a unique opportunity to enable them to grow in awareness and use their gifts in a creative way for themselves and for the community.
Based on the Biblical model of Christ meeting with his disciples on the road to Emmaus, the authors show how we can be alongside young people and help them to develop their own confidence and maturity in their faith.
What is accompanying?
What is achieved by successful accompanying programmes?
How does peer accompanying work?
How leaders can develop accompanying programmes?
The authors have developed their understanding of accompanying through real-life stories, and offer practical examples and models of good practice.