Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Youth Ministry Leader Formation and Resources
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings by the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit (1 Cor 12:4–7). The ministry of Leadership Development calls forth, affirms, and empowers the diverse gifts, talents, and abilities of adults and young people in our faith communities for comprehensive ministry with adolescents.
Leadership roles in adolescent ministry are key. Leaders must be trained and encouraged. This approach involves a wide diversity of adult and youth leaders in a variety of roles. Many leaders will be involved in direct ministry with adolescents; others will provide support services and yet others will link the ministry effort to the resources of the broader community.
The Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry looks to offer various avenues for continue faith formation and professonal developement during the year.
In addition we look to cultivate and gather ongoing resources to assist you as you walk with the young church in your parish or school.