Stay Connected High School Graduate Campaign

Stay Connected 2018 is a campaign to collect the names of all 2018 high school graduates and their future schools. This campaign, in collaboration with Newman Connection, helps to connect incoming college freshmen to the Newman Centers and Campus Ministries at their new schools. Please follow the link below to sign up!

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CYM April 2018 Lunch Notes

Our April topic was "How to Thrive in Ministry" and began with sharing with one other person the answer to how we would fill in the blanks to this statement: "I thought youth ministry was going to be __________________ and found it is really __________________________."

We then looked at 4 values that assist youth ministry leaders in creating and maintaining a healthy balance to thrive in ministry. 

We ended up reviewing 10 tips for our own self-care that strengthen the 4 values of healthy ministry.

Please look over the attached handouts from this month's luncheon, and do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to discuss these ideas in more depth.

Handouts from the April luncheon:

1. How to thrive luncheon outline

2. Prayer for the youth ministry leader

3. How to Thrive in Ministry summary (contains examples of the 4 values)

4. Self-care of the Minister (contains 10 tips)

5. The World Needs More of God (quote for prayerful consideration)

CYM March 2018 Lunch Notes

For our March luncheon, youth ministry leaders from around the diocese discussed some of the challenges that arise in helping awkward youth feel more comfortable in a youth ministry setting. We began by reviewing the basics for community building to remind ourselves of the importance of creating a safe space for teens to open up and risk vulnerability. We also discussed some of the hurts that young people bring to ministry. We briefly looked at the 10 tips for talking with youth, and all agreed that these were helpful tools to keep in mind. Finally, we shared some real life examples of those challenging young people in our ministries and offered suggestions and support.

Please look over the attached handouts from this month's luncheon, and do not hesitate to contact me if you'd like to discuss these ideas in more depth.

handouts from the luncheon:

1) Building Community with Young People

2) Inside the World of Teens Today

3) 10 Tips for Talking with Teens