Hello, faithful followers!
I am at staff training weekend for AFFIRM. AFFIRM is a 5-day retreat for middle- and high-school youth in the Southeastern Synod (GA, AL, MS, TN) of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America).
When I was a youth, the AFFIRM experience really locked-in my faith. Mentors, peers, and obviously the Holy Spirit were present to help me ask questions, strengthen my faith in God, and accept me for who I was.
All in all, this is one of the best youth ministry retreats out there. We are always welcoming folks into learn from what we do.
I’ll share more about AFFIRM as the week goes by. Thanks for reading!
Pr. Michael Jannett