So today we started something new. Today we launched the Contagious Youth Growth and Leadership experiment. This summer we offered the students an opportunity for an online experience in a "class" type setting. The goal is to help some students grow and hopefully glean some leaders out of this experience.
The students will write a beginning paper, sort of a spiritual evaluation with where they are at now. Then at the end of the summer they will write another evaluation paper and share where and how they grew in their faith.
Each week they will read a chapter in Doug Field's book, Refuel. We will then answer some discussion questions during the week online. We were looking for a cheap/free way to do this and so we formed a secret Facebook group where we can post discussion questions and have some interaction together.
We are looking forward to the summer and how this experiment will go. Hopefully this is something that will grow each year. At the end of the summer the students will get a certificate that is suitable for framing.