Is Your Parish Ready to Grow Young?

What do parishes that intentionally engage their young people have in common? What can we learn from their experience? These are the questions that were asked in a qualitative study led by a team at the Fuller Youth Institute. By sifting through over 10,000 pages of survey, interview, and in-person visit transcripts, the people at FYI have identified six key strategies any parish can use to better involve and retain young people. Explore the study findings and implications for Catholic parishes, and apply them to the life of your faith community in this pre-conference/deep dive session.

  • Date:Friday, December 7
  • Time:2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Session Type:Deep Dive Workshop
  • Session Code:B14
  • Submitter - First Name:Leisa
  • Submitter - Last Name:Anslinger
  • Submitter - Email
  • Thematic Categories:Adolescent Catechesis/Confirmation, Evangelization, Young Adult Ministry
  • Session Outcome 1:Participants will develop working understanding of the six core commitments identified in an qualitative ecumenical study on engaging young people.
  • Session Outcome 2:Participants will identify key focus points for future development of pastoral practice, rooted in the Growing Young study.
  • Session Outcome 3:Participants will identify next steps toward the pastoral situation culture change highlighted in the Growing Young study.
Leisa Anslinger
Archdiocese of Cincinnati