I have been in youth ministry for 18 years and service Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. I also work with Ministry Architects and train youth workers in suicide and mental health awareness and outreach with an organization called Soul Shop. Through all of my work, I have come to believe that is our calling as youth workers to gain a broad, honest, authentic and faithful understanding of what it means to be a teenager today. It is also our call to discover how and then to lead the church to meet our young people where they are. This cohort intends to live out this faithful calling. It this space I will offer my accounts, insights, and learnings from guiding, and walking with, some fantastic youth workers as they seek innovative answers to the question, "How might we become a thriving faith community committed to intentionally following the example that Christ has set to serve all?"