Mennonite World Conference’s Global Youth Summit (GYS), an international assembly that provides a platform for young Anabaptists adults, aged 18 to 30 years, to share insights and learnings, has given delegates the task of conducting a national survey to amplify the voices of young Anabaptist youth and adults relating to this year’s theme, “Life in the Spirit: Learn, serve, worship.” The survey seeks to investigate prevalent issues and challenges experienced by young Anabaptists while developing strategies about specific actions that can be achieved. In addition, each team of delegates is compiling stories about the meaning of the Holy Spirit for people in their area, to better understand common threads across Canada. Mennonite Church Canada’s delegates are Andrew Klassen Brown, MC Manitoba; Madison Harms, MC Saskatchewan; Rebecca Janzen, MC Alberta; Ashley Rempel, MC British Columbia; and Christen Kong, MC Eastern Canada. They are calling on pastors, youth leaders and young Anabaptists across the country to take part in this national survey. They hope to capture a diversity of Canadian voices representative of this country for the upcoming GYS 2022 assembly to be held in Indonesia later this year. To learn more about the national survey, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—By Christen Kong