Middle School Ministry - It's a jungle! How to not just survive but thrive

  • Marcial Lopez, St Stephen Catholic Church

It is a jungle! Session will share how to go from survival to thriving for the youth program, parish and yourself. Why research shows how this ministry is key to growing the next generation of on fire disciples who choose to live their faith making a difference. We cannot afford to let them pass through this age without walking with them to Christ.

  • Date:Saturday, December 8
  • Time:2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:D09
  • Submitter - First Name:Marcial
  • Submitter - Last Name:Lopez
  • Submitter - Email Address:marcial_lopez@cox.net
  • Thematic Categories:Youth Ministry Models and Methods
  • Session Outcome 1:Session will review latest statistical support to providing a middle school ministry that reaches middle school youth with an engaging accompaniment team approach that helps the youth develop a personal relationship in both the parish community and with Jesus Christ.
  • Session Outcome 2:Discuss the various middle school ministry models and review the challenges and strategies to overcome the issues of these models especially for both traditional catechetical classrooms and large youth group models.
  • Session Outcome 3:Discuss and review the key ingredients to incorporate into your parish middle school ministry whichever model your parish uses including developing parent participation, interaction and even working towards co-ownership in the ministry with their middle school youth.
Marcial Lopez
St Stephen Catholic Church