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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 YouthComing Soon!
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 MinistryComing Soon!
General Introduction to Adolescent DevelopmentComing Soon!
Culture and Context of Youth Ministry
Engaging Youth CultureComing Soon!
“A Step Beyond”: Ministry Beyond the ParishComing Soon!
Counseling and Pastoral Care With TeensComing Soon!
The Church, the Body of Christ: Working With the Diocese, the Pastor, the Parish and VolunteersComing Soon!
Catechetical Formation of Adolescents
The Liturgical Nature and Sacramental Life of the ChurchIn Progress
Our Life in Christ: The Basics of Catholic Morality (Youth Ministry)In Progress
Theology of the Body: Teaching Catholic Sexuality to TeensComing Soon!

Electives for this Track

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Special Topics

  • Teen Faith & Moral DevelopmentComing Soon!
  • Managing the Classroom Like St. John BoscoComing Soon!
  • Lesson Planning for ConversionComing Soon!
  • Shifting to Family-Centered ParishesComing Soon!
  • Preventive System of St. John BoscoComing Soon!
  • Catechesis for Persons with Physical or Developmental DisabilitiesComing Soon!
  • The Catechumenate: The Paradigm for all CatechesisComing Soon!
  • Catechetical MentorshipComing Soon!
  • Mentoring From Saints for YouthComing Soon!
  • The Most Important Life: Gospel Patterns of Jesus' LifeComing Soon!
  • The Gospel of the Holy Spirit: Evangelization Priorities in the Book of ActsComing Soon!
  • Vocational SpiritualityComing Soon!
  • Attunement & Openness to OthersComing Soon!
  • Depression & SuicideComing Soon!
  • Addiction & AlcoholismComing Soon!
  • Crisis & ConflictComing Soon!
  • Suffering & DeathComing Soon!


Ministerial Spirituality

  • Spiritual Friendship & CompanionshipComing Soon!
  • Spiritual AccountabilityComing Soon!
  • Self-Awareness & Self-KnowledgeComing Soon!
  • Spiritual Guidance & DirectionComing Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Hospitality & KindnessComing Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Non-Judgmentalism & MercyComing Soon!
  • Key Virtues: Gentleness & PatienceComing Soon!
  • Personal Development: Greatest Hopes & FearsComing Soon!
  • Personal Development: Spiritual Docility & OpennessComing Soon!
  • Personal Development: Your Spoken TestimonyComing Soon!
  • Personal Development: Your Written TestimonyComing Soon!

Family Life Focus

  • Theology of the FamilyComing Soon!
  • Domestic Church & School of HolinessComing Soon!
  • Godly DisciplineComing Soon!
  • Parental Fortitude & Sunday SpiritualityComing Soon!
  • Evangelical Effectiveness of ParentingComing Soon!
  • Mentoring Other FamiliesComing Soon!
  • Parent SaintsComing Soon!
  • Child Saints, Part I: The Church's Young Treasure Coming Soon!
  • Child Saints, Part II: Seeing Your Child in His Light Coming Soon!
  • Barriers to Evangelization Occurring for Parents & by ParentsComing Soon!
  • A Family Vocation to HomeschoolingComing Soon!
  • Some Means for Parishes to Foster Evangelizing FamiliesComing Soon!
  • Training Parents to Form Their Children in a Catholic Vision of SexualityComing Soon!
  • Questions for Parishes in Discerning Evangelization Efforts for FamiliesComing Soon!
  • The Sacramentality PrincipleComing Soon!
  • Spiritual Honesty & Spiritual JoyComing Soon!
  • The Best of Effective Contemporary Teaching StrategiesComing Soon!
  • Renewing Faith in Our FamiliesComing Soon!
  • Pilgrimage & Prayer in Family LifeComing Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families IComing Soon!
  • Faith in Hispanic Families IIComing Soon!
  • Faith in African-American FamiliesComing Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations IComing Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations IIComing Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home IComing Soon!
  • Fostering Vocations at Home IIComing Soon!
  • Wife & MotherComing Soon!
  • Husband & FatherComing Soon!
  • Pastoral Issues in Family MinistryComing Soon!
  • Creative Family Ministry ApproachesComing Soon!
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