Alloys Nyakundi came from Kenya to study at the Institute for Ministry in New Orleans because of his passion for leading and promoting Youth Small Christian Communities, or YSCCs. At Kenyatta University in Nairobi, he gained valuable insight into the needs of East African youth and how they can be met through YSCCs. In a recent trio of publications, he shares that insight as it has been informed by his experiences and his studies.
The article "Youth Small Christian Communities: Creating the Path by Walking" appears in Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment (Institute of Youth Studies, Nairobi, Kenya, 2017) , which contains the proceeds of symposium held at Tangaza University College in February 2017. His contribution explores how YSCCs help youth to connect their faith to their lives, discover their vocation, and create meaningful community, and he encourages more parishes to develop YSCCs.
Alloys also co-authored the chapter, “We Create the Path by Walking: Youth Small Christian Communities in Eastern Africa,” which is found in God’s Quad: Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond (Orbis 2018). The chapter shares several case studies highlighting the experience of young people in various YSCCs in Eastern Africa.
Finally, “Neue Wege schaffen: Klein Christliche Jugendgemeinschaften in Kenia” examines YSCCs in Kenya; it appears in the journal Forum Weltkirche (July / August 2018) in an issue devoted to “Die Jugend gewinnen,” literally, “how to win the youth.”