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Youth Ministry (YM) Track

In cooperation with Life Teen, this track offers an efficient and in-depth two-part series of workshops providing thorough formation for youth ministers, including presentations that are practical, academic, theological, and spiritual.  The most important factor in successfully evangelizing and discipling adolescents is the human one:  the authentic witness and genuine love of those willing to invest in the spiritual growth of younger souls.  This track helps youth ministers to impact families, who bear the primarily formative responsibility, and to walk alongside adolescents in the Spirit’s power, with pastoral prudence, doctrinal confidence, and a generous life witness.

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of StudyProgressLast viewed
First Year Youth Ministry
A Vision for Effective Youth MinistryIn Progress
Personal Spirituality & the Call to HolinessIn Progress
Forming Disciples for the New EvangelizationIn Progress
Culture and Context of Youth Ministry
Mobilizing Teens for Service, Leadership and VocationIn Progress
Partnering with Families in Youth MinistryIn Progress
Intercultural Ministry with Youth
Catechetical Formation of Adolescents
Incarnational Ministry: Relational Ministry with TeenagersIn Progress
Effective Catechesis in Youth MinistryIn Progress
Methods and Practical Skills for Youth MinistryIn Progress
Second Year Youth Ministry
Holy Spirit, Converter of HeartsIn Progress
Theology for Youth MinistryRelease Date: To be Announced
General Introduction to Adolescent DevelopmentRelease Date: To Be Announced
Culture and Context of Youth Ministry
Engaging Youth CultureRelease Date: To Be Announced
“A Step Beyond”: Ministry Beyond the ParishRelease Date: To Be Announced
Counseling and Pastoral CareComing Soon!
The Church, the Body of Christ: Working With the Diocese, the Pastor, the Parish and VolunteersRelease Date: To be Announced
Catechetical Formation of Adolescents
The Liturgical Nature and Sacramental Life of the ChurchIn Progress
Our Life in Christ: The Basics of Catholic Morality In Progress
Theology of the Body: Teaching Catholic Sexuality to TeensRelease Date: To Be Announced

Electives for this Track

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Special Topics


Ministerial Spirituality

  • Spiritual Friendship & Companionship Coming Soon!
  • Spiritual Accountability Coming Soon!
  • Self-Awareness & Self-Knowledge Coming Soon!
  • Spiritual Guidance & Direction Coming Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Hospitality & Kindness Coming Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Non-Judgmentalism & Mercy Coming Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Gentleness & Patience Coming Soon!
  • Personal Development: Greatest Hopes & Fears Coming Soon!
  • Personal Development: Spiritual Docility & Openness Coming Soon!
  • Personal Development: Your Spoken Testimony Coming Soon!
  • Personal Development: Your Written Testimony Coming Soon!

Family Life Focus

  • Theology of the Family Coming Soon!
  • Godly Discipline Coming Soon!
  • Parental Fortitude & Sunday Spirituality Coming Soon!
  • Evangelical Effectiveness of Parenting Coming Soon!
  • Mentoring Other Families Coming Soon!
  • Child Saints, Part II: Seeing Your Child in His Light Coming Soon!
  • Barriers to Evangelization Occurring for Parents & by Parents Coming Soon!
  • A Family Vocation to Homeschooling Coming Soon!
  • Some Means for Parishes to Foster Evangelizing Families Coming Soon!
  • Teaching Your Children About God's Plan for Sexuality Coming Soon!
  • Questions for Parishes in Discerning Evangelization Efforts for Families Coming Soon!
  • The Sacramentality Principle Coming Soon!
  • Spiritual Honesty & Spiritual Joy Coming Soon!
  • The Best of Effective Contemporary Teaching Strategies Coming Soon!
  • Renewing Faith in Our Families Coming Soon!
  • Pilgrimage & Prayer in Family Life Coming Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families I Coming Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families II Coming Soon!
  • Faith in African-American Families Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations I Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations II Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home I Coming Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home II Coming Soon!
  • Wife & Mother Coming Soon!
  • Husband & Father Coming Soon!
  • Pastoral Issues in Family Ministry Coming Soon!
  • Creative Family Ministry Approaches Coming Soon!
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