|Site offers online resources for youth, young adult workers|
March 29, 2006
The Rev. Micki McCorkle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Youth and young adult workers now have a
place on the Internet to find United Methodist resources to help them in
The Resource Hub is an online database created by the Division on
Ministries with Young People at the United Methodist Board of
Discipleship. It includes more than 500 resources gathered from the
general agencies of the church, said the Rev. Micki McCorkle, director
of leadership development with adults who work with young people.
“People have been asking for one place they could go and find
resources from the church to help them with their ministry,” she said.
Currently, the database only contains United Methodist resources, but
plans for the future include adding material from other denominations.
“Youth curriculum, devotional books, Bible studies and teaching
resources on how to start or organize a youth ministry are some of the
items you can find on the Hub,” McCorkle said.
The Division on Ministries with Young People is using technology to
stay in touch with the global community. Some of its other projects
include establishing virtual networks for youth, young adults and adult
“We’re looking for people who want to be part of a global community of
people sharing their spiritual journey,” said Julie O’Neal, a director
with the division. “Anyone may join — it’s not just United Methodists.”
The division is also working on having original music written and
performed by young people and/or adult workers, as well as devotional
podcasts. The MP3 downloads are a way for people to do devotions and
meditation at times convenient for them.
“They can just put it on their iPods and go and listen to devotions
whenever they have time, whether they are in their car or in the park
between classes,” McCorkle said.
“We are very excited with the opportunities that technology offers us
to reach out,” she said. The division would also like feedback on the
To view the Resource Hub or find out information on the virtual networks and the podcasts, go to http://www.gbod.org/youngpeople.
*Gilbert is a United Methodist News Service news writer based in Nashville, Tenn.
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