Young Adult Networks: A New Way Forward

  • Alison Tate, Diocese of Austin

Parishes often encounter a challenge in that they want to improve engagement with young adults, yet may have very little experience with young adults to build on. How can parishes improve young adult ministry in the face of limited resources, both in experience and otherwise? A network model creates a collaborative and innovative solution.

  • Date:Friday, December 7
  • Time:9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:A08
  • Submitter - First Name:Alison
  • Submitter - Last Name:Tate
  • Submitter - Email
  • Thematic Categories:Advocacy, Best Practices (in Youth Ministry‚ Faith Formation‚ Technology‚ etc…), Evangelization, Leadership Developent and Skills, Young Adult Ministry
  • Session Outcome 1:The difference between a hierarchical structure and a network structure, as well as how to communicate goals and implement a network on the local level.
  • Session Outcome 2:The benefits of a network approach to young adult ministry, including increased outreach to young adult Catholics, decreased competition between parishes and independent organizations, access to innovative methods and communication as they work in tandem towards the same goal.
  • Session Outcome 3:Understand the value of subsidiarity to inform effective young adult ministry methods at the parish level.
Alison Tate
Diocese of Austin