Catholic ministry with young people is about identifying and developing the overlap between the mission of the Catholic faith tradition and the contemporary world of the young. Through an examination of A Framework for Catholic Ministry with Young People in Aotearoa New Zealand this course will introduce participants to the goals, themes and components of Catholic Youth Ministry.
Christian spirituality, the experience of following Jesus Christ in everyday life and in prayer, is at the heart of pastoral ministry. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to explore the meaning of spirituality and ways of nourishing it in their own lives. The course will also provide participants with practical suggestions for helping young people develop their spirituality.
The Youth Ministry Experience is an opportunity to experience the life of the Catholic faith community and to actively participate as a leader in ministry with young people. It is a chance to further explore the role of the youth minister and to model gospel values to young people, parents and the wider Catholic community.