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Ministry with Young People – Session 1

The Faith Formation Office is partnering with Ablaze Ministries to offer a three-part virtual training program for ministry with young people.

Session 1 – A New Age of Ministry
The sky is not falling, but everything has changed. The age of change caused by the pandemic was the final straw in the change of the ages away from a Christian-centered society. This workshop will talk about these challenging realities and how we as ministry leaders can adapt and meet the emerging needs of those we serve in this new age of ministry.

About the Presenter
Chris Bartlett is the Director of Leadership Formation for Ablaze Ministries,
which specializes in rethinking and offering a 360 degree approach to ministering to youth, parents, and youth ministers. Ablaze Ministries offers youth ministry programs to parishes, parent materials through their Beyond the Pew initiative, and last year assumed ProjectYM: a leader in youth ministry resources and trainings. With Ablaze, Chris heads Next Level Ministry, which builds ministry leaders and fosters excellence in ministry throughout the country. Prior to working with Ablaze, Chris worked in both parish and diocesan youth, young adult, and campus ministry in Texas. He earned his Masters in Theology from St Mary University – San Antonio, after completing bachelor degrees in Theology and Business, both from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

This workshop is open to clergy, parish personnel, catechists, volunteers and parishioners. There is no charge to participate.
Please register here.

Session 2 – Casting a Smaller Net for a Bigger Win!
June 15, 2021; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Session 3 – Partnering with Parents
June 22, 2021; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ministry with Young People is a component of Forward Together, a Fall Planning Initiative of the Faith Formation Office.