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Developing Young Leaders

Across the United States, many of our United Methodist congregations are growing older, struggling with how to attract a younger crowd. Young people bring vitality, new ideas, and oftentimes, an openness to change. Still, churches often rely upon the older generation for wisdom, tradition, and leadership. In Cambodia today, youth is one of the greatest assets of the Methodist Mission there — and one of its biggest challenges. With an entire generation of adults wiped out by the harsh regime of Pol Pot, the country — along with its churches — was left with a vacuum of leadership. Now, the Methodist Mission in Cambodia is striving to provide leadership training for youth and young people so that it can continue to thrive for generations to come.