One of the pleasures I have had over the past few months is the opportunity to work with YODAH (Youth Of Dayton Are Here). Many of you may already know that youth ministry is what first led me to hearing the call to ordained ministry. When I moved to Dayton after accepting my current position as Priest-In-Charge of St. Andrew's, I was hoping to find ways to still be involved with youth ministry. YODAH provides that for me.
This group was formed
about three years ago when there was a realization that, instead of
having small churches with few to no youth struggling to support a youth
group, all of the churches in the Dayton Deanery can come together to
support a combined youth group.
We meet every Wednesday night from 7-8:30 pm, and youth from
around the Dayton Deanery are invited to come together for a time of fun,
laughter and discipleship. These
meetings include games, Bible Study, prayer and opportunities to share and grow
in one's faith. Every third Wednesday of the month, we meet from 6-8:30 pm and have a potluck dinner.
I am blessed to be a part of a great leadership team and to have a group of youth who really enjoy coming together as they continue to grow as followers of Jesus and discover God in the world and in themselves. If you know of any youth who are looking for a group to be a part of in the Dayton area, please let them know about YODAH. We are always happy to welcome new members to our group.