People, Not Programs: Forming Leaders Who Accompany

Ave Maria Press
Tuesday, September 22 at 3:00 PM ET

What happens when a new volunteer signs up to be a leader for young people in ministry? All over the country, people are signing up for this role, even now during the time of Covid-19. But how do ministry leaders help these volunteers understand that they’re doing much more than a once-a-week volunteer role? What moves an adult from signing up to help out to accompanying young people in their journey of faith? This webinar shares the five key principles of small group leadership as they focus on people, not programs. Register online.

Momentum – Virtual Symposium

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry hosted the virtual symposium, Momentum, on September 1, 2020. Theme: Faithfully Ministering to and with Youth and Families in the Year Ahead. A recording of the webinar is available for purchase through the NFCYM website.

New 2020 Directory for Catechesis

Recorded webinar

Learn about the new Directory for Catechesis.  The Directory places catechetical instruction and formation of catechetical teachers clearly within the realm of evangelization. It offers guidelines to assist in the creation of local directories and catechisms and clarifies the importance of catechetical renewal in Christian communities.  View recording.

Weekly Webinars

The new Directory for Catechesis presents fundamental theological-pastoral principles for the ministry of catechesis while responding to the current social conditions and cultural forces that shape the church’s communication of the Faith. The USCCB Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis created a video series to provide insights into eight new emphases which is proposes. Visit the link weekly for updated videos which include questions for further reflection. View the USCCB – Directory for Catechesis Webinar Series.

National Black Catholic Congress

Webinar Series: What’s Our Story, September 2020 – May 2021

The National Black Catholic Congress is hosting a 10-month webinar series called “What’s Our Story” focusing on Young Adults and Teens. This series will utilize elements of social justice, intergenerational exploration, and pop culture to explore where their faith has formed and informed their journey to encounter God, self, and one another.  Additional information and registration is available on the National Catholic Black Congress website.

Restoring Hope

Restoring Hope is a four-part webinar series focusing on the pastoral care of young people and families in these uncertain times. This series will help ministry leaders understand their role in providing pastoral care and accompanying young people and their families through the numerous life stressors, mental and physical health issues and the rising anxieties that have arisen in this year of COVID. Learn more about the Series and how to register on the NFCYM website.

A Pastoral Examination of the Mental Health Impact upon Teens and Families in 2020, held September 3, 2020

Teens and Chemicals – A Concerning Combination, held September 10, 2020

The Hidden Crisis of Young People, September 17, 2020

Mental Wellness Resources for Ministry Leaders, September 24, 2020

Base Camp – Life Teen Episodes for Adult Leaders

Base Camp is a live online show about messes, mountains, and ministry for youth ministers, core members, priests, and anyone else that is working in the vineyard of youth ministry. Each episode features practical insights from ministry workers and Life Teen staff that will help your youth ministry impact more teenagers and connect you with other passionate youth workers from around the world. Learn about episode titles, from August 18 – September 10, and how to register on the Life Teen website.

Webinar Series

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

Webinars available for those with NFCYM memberships. Learn about the current list of webinars online. Find out  how to become an individual NFCYM member.

Ave Maria Press

Log in to the live webinars on various topics related to evangelization or watch the free videos below at your convenience.  Learn more.

Catholic Apostolate Center

View featured and past webinars from the Catholic Apostolate Center.

Loyola Institute for Ministry

View upcoming and past webinars from the Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans.

Catholic Distance University

View available webinars posted on the CDU website.

Divine Mercy University

A series of workshops are offered each year. Visit the Divine Mercy University website to learn about workshop descriptions, costs, schedule, and registration information.