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Partnering with Families in Youth Ministry

The responsibility of passing on the faith to a young person begins first and foremost with his or her family, particularly the parents. St. John Paul II wrote that catechesis within the family has “a special character, which is in a sense irreplaceable” (Familiaris Consortio 68). Though the teenage years are often characterized as a time of rebellion from the family, the ‘National Study of Youth and Religion’ found that a young person is more likely than not to reflect the religiosity of his or her parents. Parents are the hinge-point of successfully and consistently reaching most teens. It is therefore essential that those in youth ministry understand their role is to provide support, empower, and partner with families.

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Bill Keimig es actualmente el subdirector del Catechetical Institute de Franciscan University en Steubenville, Ohio. Se desempeñó como director de educación religiosa en la Iglesia Católica de St... Leer más

Bob Rice is an Associate Professor of Catechetics at Franciscan University, and he ministers to over 10,000 people each year through hosting conferences, giving talks, teaching workshops, leading... Leer más

Steve has been doing youth ministry for over 20 years and proudly serves as Vice-President of Ministry Advancement for Life Teen Inc. He is married to his wife, Kristy, and ... Leer más

Joel Stepanek has been actively and passionately involved in youth ministry for over 10 years. What began as a simple internship in a parish youth ministry office evolved into an... Leer más

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