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Ministry with Young People – Session 2

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

Session 2 – Casting a Smaller Net for a Bigger Win!

Ministry today should look more like the Road to Emmaus than the Sermon on the Mount. This workshop will examine the latest research concerning youth and how they best receive and engage faith. Using this understanding of ‘Relational Authority’, how can we better equip volunteers and better engage young people? Participants will walk away with clear tips as well as concrete understanding on the conversion process and what helps the average Christian become a dynamic Disciple!

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 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.