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
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.
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 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.