A New Era In Catholic Youth Ministry

  • Rich Curran, Parish Success Group,
  • Matthew Schwartz, Parish Success Group

The data is clear, the model of youth group is no longer effective. In this session we will dive deep into the parish organizational structures and support systems necessary to design and implement a multi-faceted ministry that specifically addresses the diverse formation needs of youth and families on a variety of spiritual development levels. Forming Missional Disciples is more than icebreakers and activities. It requires focused efforts of formation and hands-on training to apprentice young people into the life and mission of Christ and His Church.

  • Date:Saturday, December 8
  • Time:2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Session Type:Deep Dive Workshop
  • Session Code:D13
  • Thematic Categories:Best Practices (in Youth Ministry‚ Faith Formation‚ Technology‚ etc…)
  • Session Outcome 1:Participants will have a clear understanding of both why the youth group model does not and cannot work in today's culture as well as a clear understanding of how implementing Renewing the Vision involves individualized planning and formation.
  • Session Outcome 2:Participants will be able to explore a new model of ministering to youth and begin to apply the model to their local situation (depending on how much time I have).
  • Session Outcome 3:Participants will be able to articulate the initial support structures needed within the parish to implement a model that addresses the needs of ALL youth: the seekers, the lost, the actives and their families.
Rich Curran
Parish Success Group
Matthew Schwartz
Parish Success Group