CYM January 2018 Luncheon


At this month's luncheon, youth ministry leaders from around the diocese discussed the importance of knowing the MISSION and VISION of their parish youth ministry in order to successfully guide its planning. After watching a 5-minute video on understanding the importance of starting with WHY, each participant was invited to explore a worksheet to begin to put into words their parish youth ministry's WHY, HOW and WHAT.

Here are the handouts from the luncheon:

1) Planning for Success in Youth Ministry
(This handout contains the guidelines from the USCCB on planning for youth ministry as well as the worksheet.)

2) Seven Principles for Planning
(This handout contains good advice for seeking a family-friendly, balanced calendar.)

3) Ten Steps in Planning Youth Ministry
(This handout offers steps and questions for a youth ministry planning team to consider.)