General Introduction to Adolescent Development
“The heart of catechesis is the explicit proposal of Christ to the young man in the Gospel; it is a direct proposal to all young people in terms appropriate to young people, and with considered understanding of their problems,” (GDC 183). Jesus invited the rich young man to follow Him. In our ministry to young people, we also invite young people to follow Jesus and be His disciple. It is beneficial to develop a holistic view of adolescence in order to speak to the heart of a young person and lead them closer to the Lord. The goal of this workshop is to help parents, youth ministers, teachers, and those who minister to teens understand the development of teenagers in order to effectively minister to them.