Perspective Magazine Perspective Magazine Summer 2020

Reboot Youth Ministry Gathering

Leaders explored innovative ministry approaches

Representatives of 16 diverse congregations gathered on the Perkins campus in January for a six-month check-in for Reboot, a program of Perkins School of Theology. The initiative aims to develop an innovative approach to youth ministry through mentors, training retreats, leadership classes and financial support. The congregations, all part of Reboot’s Starter Cohort, received training on how to submit proposals for projects; up to 12 will be selected in May to receive funding. “Our Reboot team is learning as much from these congregations as they are learning from us,” said Bart Patton, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Education. “We plan to share this learning with podcasts, articles, blogs and other resources in English and Spanish on the website by next fall.” Reboot originated with a five- year, $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Perkins.

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