Ministry Days is an annual training event where over 2000 ministry leaders, teachers, catechists and volunteers from all over the Diocese of Sacramento gather to get inspired, resourced and formed at over 90 workshops from dynamic Catholic speakers. This is also a great opportunity to network and share ideas with people who minister in similar settings. And we will have time to pray and end our day with Mass with Bishop Soto.
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Curso de Verano
Curso de Verano is a cultural immersation training to help you learn how to better serve
Hispanic/Latinos in your youth and young adult minsitry. This annual training is sponsored by RECOSS Region XI. For more information contact Nico Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies® from the Center of Ministry Development
The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program…
- Equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth in parish and Catholic school settings
- Nurtures the personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s Church
- Develops the confidence, competence, and credibility of leaders for effective ministry with youth
Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies
Principles of Youth Ministry presents the vision and principles for comprehensive youth ministry and a model for youth ministry which incorporates developmentally-appropriate youth programming, strengthens family life, involves young people as integral members of the faith community, and collaborates with the wider community in a common effort to promote faith growth. This will include examination of foundational Church documents that shape youth ministry as well as research of best practices in ministry with adolescents.
Practices of Youth Ministry explores the development of comprehensive youth ministry through the collaborative sharing of the resources in the community. Rooted in a theological and pastoral vision of community life, this course develops foundational understandings that will assist leaders in setting and implementing a vision for dynamic ministry with youth. This includes skills for advocacy, planning, and organizing youth ministry efforts.
Foundations for Ministry Leadership explores the theology, principles, and practices of effective leadership in Christian ministry. Participants explore current leadership concepts and approaches, as well as Christian perspectives on leadership. Participants learn how to empower individuals and teams of leaders for ministry with youth.
Skills for Christian Leadership addresses the theories and skills needed for principle-centered leadership in ministry. Participants develop a practical, working understanding of leadership process and skills and the experiential ability to use the skills. The course stresses the application of leadership skills to various ministry settings, problems, and issues.
Evangelization and Catechesis develops the foundations and practices for nurturing faith growth and Catholic identity in younger and older adolescents. Participants explore a variety of ways to promote a living relationship with Jesus in the lives of adolescents, examine a contemporary approach to developing Catholic identity and Catholic practices in the lives of adolescents today, experience and analyze the “postmodern” culture, and learn creative approaches and develop skills and methods for evangelization and catechesis.
Justice and Service explores the foundations for fostering a justice and service consciousness and spirituality in youth drawn from: Scripture, Catholic social teaching, adolescent development, and contemporary catechetical principles. The course develops skills for creating integrated, action-learning models for the justice and service component of a comprehensive youth ministry.
Pastoral Care explores the principles and methods of caring for young people from various cultures and their families. The goal is two-fold: (a) it aims to promote healthy adolescent development from a pastoral care perspective and (b) to develop preventative interventions for families with adolescents.
Prayer and Worship investigates the foundational role that prayer and worship have in fostering the spiritual growth of youth. Participants develop understandings and practical skills for: (a) promoting youth participation in liturgy, (b) fostering the prayer life of youth and preparing prayer services, and (c) understanding spiritual practices that support the development of spirituality in adolescents.