Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office
Comprehensive Youth Ministry
“IT TAKES A COMMUNITY OF FAITH TO GROW A CHRISTIAN”
LEADERSHIP FOR COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH MINISTRY IN YOUR PARISH
The Goals of Ministry with and among Youth and Young Adults
in the Catholic Church
At the end of the Gospel of Matthew, we find these inspiring words:
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.
When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and said to them,
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’*
In these words of Jesus, we find the goals of any Christian outreach, including the goals of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Leadership for Comprehensive Youth Ministry in the Parish
Leadership for the kind of Youth and Young Adult Ministry envisioned by the goals articulated above involves four kinds of participation:
1.Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinating Team
2. Coordinator of Youth/Young Adult Ministry
3. Program/Event Leaders
4. Support People