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Catholic Youth Ministry: A New Map for the New Millennium Youth Ministry Leadership Presentation Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Youth Ministry Successes: Context – Vision - Structure Mapping the Territory: Old Maps CYO CCS YCS SEARCH TEC

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catholic youth ministry a new map for the new millennium

Catholic Youth Ministry: A New Map for the New Millennium

Youth Ministry Leadership Presentation

Sponsored by the

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

mapping the territory old maps4
Mapping the Territory: Old Maps
  • Entertainment centered
  • Information centered
  • Youth ministry leader centered
  • Youth centered
youth group model
Youth Group Model

YouthGroup

One-eared Mickey

Model

Starts with a

group and asks

others to join

Parish Community

Assumes:

-that youth needs are similar

-that youth like to join groups

-that youth are available at the

same time

-that one or a few adults can

meet the needs of the group

mapping the territory
Mapping the Territory

Today’s territory = The Millennial Generation

1) How do you know that our ministry with young people is effective?

2) When youth ministry is at its best, when it’s really working, what are young people doing?

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Mapping the Territory

When youth ministry is at its best,

when it’s really working,

what are young people doing?

Small group insight…

comprehensive youth ministry
Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth

Ministry, USCCB, 1997

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Link between parish life and young people.

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Link between parish life and young people.

Everyone is responsible.

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Link between parish life and young people.

Everyone is responsible.

Parish life is the curriculum.

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Link between parish life and young people.

Everyone is responsible.

Parish life is the curriculum.

Youth groupINGS.

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Link between parish life and young people.

Everyone is responsible.

Parish life is the curriculum.

Youth groupINGS.

TARGET: All young people.

renewing the vision
Renewing the Vision

GOAL #1

To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

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Renewing the Vision

It’s about discipleship:

  • Everything that we do with young people in the Church today should be assessed through the lenses of evangelization and discipleship.
  • We need to adopt approaches that are proven to impact faith and discipleship.
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Renewing the Vision

GOAL #2

To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.

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Renewing the Vision

The youth-friendly parish

Assumes:

-young people are valued

-youth are seen as a gift to be shared,

rather than as a problem to be solved

-intentional intergenerational opportunities,

connecting young people with caring adults

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Comprehensive Youth Ministry

Assumes:

-a “youth-friendly” parish, with young people welcomed and engaged in the life of the broader faith community

-a wide variety of opportunities for youth involvement in the parish and beyond

-a team of visionary adult and youth leaders who plan and lead a parish’s ministry to, with, by and for youth

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Renewing the Vision

GOAL #3

To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

catholic youth ministry
Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

Intergenerational

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

Intergenerational

Multicultural

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

Intergenerational

Multicultural

Community-wide collaboration

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

Intergenerational

Multicultural

Community-wide collaboration

Leadership

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map: Comprehensive

Developmentally appropriate

Family friendly

Intergenerational

Multicultural

Community-wide collaboration

Leadership

Flexible, adaptable programming

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

Evangelization

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

Evangelization

Justice and Service

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

Evangelization

Justice and Service

Leadership Development

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

Evangelization

Justice and Service

Leadership Development

Pastoral Care

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Renewing the Vision Components

Advocacy

Catechesis

Community Life

Evangelization

Justice and Service

Leadership Development

Pastoral Care

Prayer and Worship

comprehensive youth ministry model
Comprehensive Youth Ministry Model
  • Assumes:
  • that youth have
  • different needs
  • -that youth like to
  • choose how to be
  • involved
  • -that youth have
  • hectic schedules
  • -that many young
  • people benefit by
  • having a variety of
  • adults to relate to

Advocacy

Community

Life

Catechesis

Justice and

Service

Youth and Adult

Leadership Team

Leadership

Development

Evangelization

Pastoral Care

Prayer and

Worship

Innermost ring:Youth and Adult Leadership TeamSecond ring:Parish Community

Third ring:Neighborhood and Civic CommunityOutside:Global Community

comprehensive approach
Comprehensive Approach

Discipleship

Faith Religious

Formation Education

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Catholic Youth Ministry

A New Map:

Questions?

best practices
Best Practices
  • Regular gatherings
  • Special events
  • Intentional catechesis
  • Youth in leadership and service
  • Youth involved in parish life
  • Connects with/supports families
effective youth ministry
Effective Youth Ministry

Vision

Structure

Leadership

cafeteria or contact model
Cafeteria or Contact Model

Key Sections:

  • Youth Programming
  • Family Programming
  • Parish Life
  • Civic/Ecumenical Community
how to order
How to Order?

Eat –in

Gathered group activities

Take – out

Individual activities

what does this provide
What does this provide?
  • Variety of formats and times
  • Variety of settings
  • Variety of interests and needs
  • Freedom of choice
what are the advantages
What are the advantages?
  • Youth groupings
  • Expanded youth leadership
  • More involvement with adult role models
  • Recruiting leaders: more doing less
what does this approach require
What does this approach require?
  • Time
  • Communication
  • Team
  • Vision
key players in this approach
Key players in this approach
  • The community is the context.
  • How do we:
    • Invite
    • Welcome
    • Provide hospitality
    • Foster youth participation and belonging
    • Support discipleship – doing faith
youth ministry team and youth
Youth Ministry Team and Youth

Activity and Program Leaders

Youth Ministry Commission

Young People

Leadership Team

the youth ministry team
The Youth Ministry Team
  • The Youth Ministry Leader (Coordinator)
  • The Youth Ministry Commission
  • The Leadership Team
  • The Activity/Program Leaders
  • The Chaperones (CAPs)
youth ministry commission
Youth Ministry Commission
  • Program overview
  • Keeper of the vision
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Budget and finance

Youth Ministry Commission

leadership team
Leadership Team
  • Comprised of young people and adults
  • Seasonal planning
  • Program implementation

Leadership Team

activity and program leaders
Activity and Program Leaders
  • Youth and adult leaders
  • Plan activities
  • Assist with activities
  • Evaluate activities

Activity and Program Leaders

young people
Young People
  • Youth from the team
  • Youth from the parish
  • Youth in the community
  • All youth are welcome

Young

People

what does a youth ministry leader do
What does a Youth Ministry Leader do?
  • Direct programming
  • Seasonal programming
  • Leadership development
  • Sacramental and/or catechetical programs
  • Administration
pastor and parish leadership role
Pastor and Parish Leadership Role
  • Provide the vision
  • Enable the team
  • Support the ministry
  • Be an advocate
challenges
Challenges
  • Proclaim the Good News – and proclaim it again
  • Connect young people to the life of the faith community
  • Give young people the opportunity to serve
  • Create a community where the Jesus dream is realized
tools for the new map in catholic youth ministry
Tools for the new map in Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Training and certification
  • Beyond a ministry by preference
  • Stable adult base
  • Creating a safe environment
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Catholic Youth Ministry: A New Map for the New Millennium

http://www.nfcym.org

Youth Ministry Leadership Presentation

Sponsored by the

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

nfcym national conferences
NFCYM National Conferences

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

(for adult leaders)

Las Vegas, NV – November 30-December 3, 2006

National Catholic Youth Conference

(for high school youth and adult leaders)

Columbus, OH – November 8-11, 2007