Thursday, 29 March 2012

"EnRed" (In the Net)

The weekend of March 9-11 at the Cielos Abiertos Ranch in Guadalajara, Madrid the first "EnRed" ("In The Net") event took place.

"EnRed" is a project of Alianza Joven (Youth Alliance), a ministry of the "Alianza Evangélica Española (Spanish Evangelical Alliance), whose objective is to create a network of youth leaders supported by an internet network. This network will contain the most significant collection of youth resources, provided without charge by the ministries that created the materials. The users that sign up to use these resources will also be able to invite and sign-up new users.

The idea is to generate an online community of people who work in youth ministry, from church youth leaders to representatives of ministry associations, who can connect with each other and at the same time share their resources with each other.

In this network we´ll find articles, podcasts, videos, mauals, presentations, ideas...everything that young people and their leaders look for, and all the things that they can contribute, in one, online location, the largest pool of youth resources in Spain.

This event had 3 objectives:
To connect: Connecting youth leaders and youth ministries to each other through a network of relationships.
To inspire: Inspiring with new perspectives in pastoring, the church and the mission.
To launch: Launching the Network of Online Youth Resources where the participants are registered and active on the site.

The address is: www.recursos-enred.org

In this event, the following groups participated: Alianza Joven, Comunicando Vida, JPC, GBU, Sepal, Oleluya, Contracorriente, La Industria and Ágape.

Mar Resa, Amy Gibson and Mariano Pineda represented Agape and got the word out about Archivo Cero (Zero File), EJE and Existe + Mundo to more than 100 young people and youth leaders.

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Latest Gathering of "Tu Sí Que Vales"

This past Saturday in Málaga there was another gathering of "Tú sí que vales." (You, yes, You are valuable!) "Tú sí que vales" is a workshop aimed at adolescent and young adult women in which topics are addressed such as self-esteem, how to live a healthy life, how care for your body and your image in a balanced way, etc. The topic of this most recent gathering of "Tu, sí, que vales" was the relationships between men and women.

The person responsible for this important talk was Gloria Medina. Gloria, together with her husband, has been working for decades to coach and mentor couples and families, giving talks throughout Spain and speaking at workshops for adolescents and young adults.

At this particular gathering, there were women of all ages, from teenagers and university students to older women, all of them full of questions on the subject at hand. After Gloria´s presentation, each one shared how this talk had helped her and all were pleased with the things that they had discvoered that afternoon.

The highlight of the workshop was that everyone was able to discover and become more aware of the importance of knowing oneself, to care for one´s self esteem and value as individuals, as women, knowing that, as Gloria taught, this directly influences one´s romantic relationships.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

A New Video Interview in the Infinitas Magazine

Today on the web page of the Infinitas magazine a video of an interview with Sara Bonet was published. Sara, a strong, brave woman, tells her story of how she faced such a difficult illness as cancer. In the interview, she opens the doors to her house and her heart to share part of her strength and hope.

You can see the interview on the Infinitas magazine web page.