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The Gathering for Youth Ministry Leaders

 

• Spiritual growth and retreat

• Creative ministry resources

• A strong community of like professionals that provides collaboration and new resources

• Dynamic presentations to expand your knowledge of the Church and youth ministry

 

The Gathering for Youth Ministry Leaders meets the second Thursday of every month, from September to May.

Upcoming Gathering Dates


 

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Archbishop Hebda’s Season Opening Kickoff Mass and Program For Youth Ministry & Faith Formation Leaders

Archbishop Hebda

9:15-9:45am Hospitality
9:45am Opening Mass and Program
12:45pm Lunch

On behalf of NET Ministries and the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, Archbishop Bernard Hebda invites you to join him for the 2016-17 Season Opening Mass and commissioning for the new year.

Reconnect through fellowship and networking with great Youth Ministry and Faith Formation leaders from the Archdiocese and beyond. Meet those in your Vicariate as well as your Vicariate Coordinator.

Bill Dill, Archdiocesan Coordinator of Youth Ministry Events, will join the festivities and share youth ministry events and resources available through the Archdiocese. You will receive information on a wide array of ministry resources (training events, youth events, retreats) sure to complement and support you in your ministry.

Cost: This event is complimentary but pre-registration is required!
A complimentary lunch is included if you register by Sept. 7th.

Register by Sept. 7th at Midnight for a complimentary lunch*
*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs for this event
Registrations after Sept. 7th are welcomed but no lunch can be offered.
Registration closes Sept. 13th at Midnight

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The Powerful Tool For Evangelization: Nine Questions to a Perfect Personal Testimony

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9:15am Hospitality
9:45am Mass & Ryan
12:45pm Lunch

As effective evangelizers, we and our ministry team of catechists, peer ministry teams, and small group leaders must “always be ready to give a reason for our hope” (1 Ptr. 3:15). The foundation of this proclamation is a vivid personal testimony that quickly but compellingly demonstrates God’s action in our lives and the pathways God provided for us to respond to his love.

In this session you will learn:
• Why a personal testimony is an irreplaceable tool in evangelization
• What the ‘Nine Questions’ are which form the perfect testimony
• When and with whom to share this story
• How to equip and mobilize others to share their personal story of faith in Christ

You will also learn what to include (and not include) in your personal testimony.

A gifted speaker and author, Ryan O’Hara will introduce and break open in practical detail this powerful and irreplaceable tool
which you can immediately use with your ministry teams. Ryan serves as Mission Director for St. Paul’s Outreach, a national Catholic ministry that evangelizes and forms college students on campuses across America.

Register by Oct 5th at Midnight for a complimentary lunch*
*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs for this event
Registrations after Oct. 5th are welcomed but no lunch can be offered.
Registration closes Oct. 11th at Midnight

Cost: There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required.

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Those Invisible Walls: When Good Ministry Seems Ineffective

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9:15am Hospitality
9:45am Mass and Speaker
2:30pm End

It can be very discouraging when everything is aligned to yield a beautiful moment for your teenagers but, in effect, it crashes and burns. And you’re left wondering: “What went wrong?”

Yet, there is no apparent answer.

Anyone who has been in ministry for even a short period of time experiences a sense of failure. Sometime it feels like you’re rowing in a hurricane – but the skies are otherwise clear, and you wonder: “Why is this so hard?”

In this seminar, Fr. Bob will explore two possible explanations for these ministerial experiences and offer some suggestions on how to pass through these invisible walls.

In this seminar you will learn:
• Fundamentals for evangelizing & discipling your own leadership team
• The critical skills needed to empower and equip your leaders for success (“Every Leader Should Be Able To . . .”)
• Ten tangible steps for a successful launch of a small group with teens

Fr. Bob Schreiner comes to us from the Diocese of Crookston. He is on the Board of Directors of Life Teen, a popular national conference speaker, and a regular here at NET Ministries. He has studied at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C., and holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology degree.

Register by Nov. 2nd at Midnight for a complimentary lunch*
*Special dietary meals are available if you register by Nov. 2nd Registrations after Nov. 2nd are most welcomed but no lunch can be offered.

Online registration closes Nov. 8th at Midnight

Cost:
• Advance Registration: Until Nov. 1st @ Midnight: $10/person
• Regular Registration: Nov. 2nd – 8th @ Midnight: $15/person
• Walk-In Registration: After Nov. 8th: $20/person (no lunch provided)

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The Heart of a Disciple

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9:00am Check-in & Registration
9:30am Mass
10:30am Fr. Dave
2:30pm End

“Therefore, go and make disciples.” Mt. 28:19

One would think that last words are particularly important. Given this reality, it would make sense that we pay attention to some of the last words that Jesus spoke. We ought to take the time in order to reflect on exactly what Jesus is asking – no, commanding – us to do.

Yes, Jesus is commanding us, not merely suggesting that we make disciples.

How are we responding to this commandment? Ultimately there are several questions that must be discussed when discerning that nature of discipleship.

In this seminar you will learn:
• What does it mean for us to be a disciple?
• What are necessary characteristics of a disciple?
• How can one tell who is a disciple?
• Does the life of a disciple look different?
• How do we, who are weak and imperfect, make other disciples?

All of these topics and more will be discussed as we gather as a community of disciples in order to be disciples.

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known speaker and author who has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. He is featured on the “The Wild Goose” video series – a powerful series of short videos on the Holy Spirit (free and online). He is the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic outreach of his Franciscan Community.

Register by Feb. 1st at Midnight for a complimentary lunch*
*Special dietary meals are available if you register by Feb. 1st
Registrations after Feb. 1st are most welcomed but no lunch can be offered
Registration online closes Feb. 7th at Midnight

Cost:
• Advance Registration: Until January 31st @ Midnight: $10/person
• Regular Registration: Feb 1st – Feb. 7th @ Midnight: $15/person
• Walk-In Registration: After Feb. 7th: $20/person (no lunch provided)

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The Foundations of Leadership: What Makes a Person of Influence?

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9am Check-in and Registration
9:30am Mass and Speaker
2:30pm End

We all know that it’s the Lord that does the calling and the conversion of one’s heart. But He also said we were to go and evangelize the world…Him working through us.

Your heart says, “I’m yours, Lord.” So you join the ministry, and then you realize, “I need skills.”

In this seminar you will learn:
• What does it take to be a person of influence?
• What makes an effective leader?
• What can you do or say to build trust with your volunteer army, parish staff, and priest?

Michael Hoffman is back again with his bag of skills that will equip you and challenge you to be a minister with influence. Bringing his
experience of working with top organizations for the last 20 years, you will spend the day in technique-driven, process-rich, hands-on
practice to help you become a more effective leader and communicator. He is President of “Igniting Performance,” a Dallas-based
organization which ignites leaders in the corporate world with keynotes and training.

Register by March 1st at Midnight for a complimentary lunch

*Special dietary meals are available if you register by March 1st
Online registration closes March 7th at Midnight

Cost:
Advance Registration: Until Feb. 28th @ Midnight: $10/person
Regular Registration: March 1st – 7th @ Midnight: $15/person
Walk-In Registration: After March 7th: $20/person (no lunch provided)

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You’re In A Battle: Fight Like a Catholic!

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9:15am Hospitality
9:45am Program & Eucharistic Adoration
12:45pm Lunch

You have been called to a great mission, a great work. You’ve been commissioned with the “Great Commission” (Mt 28:16-20) to go forth and make disciples, young apostles of the young people in your care.

What a call! What a mission!

But did you ever think that this mission is a battle – a spiritual battle – for the hearts and souls of Catholic young people? Do you know you are in this battle? This battle does not only have spiritual realities, but practical ones as well. And far too many aren’t aware. St. Paul writes about this (cf. Eph. 6:12).

The Good News is that the Church provides a mighty arsenal of weapons to fight the enemy!

In this informative and practical session you will learn how to:
• Identify indicators of battle
• Build a firm foundation for the battle
• Utilize three specific weapons the Church provides for the battle

Gina Bauer is Director of High School Ministry at the Church of Saint Joseph in West St. Paul. She has been featured at Steubenville Conferences, Ave Maria Youth Conferences, and in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and beyond.. Gina will bring her experience and practical wisdom of over 25 years in Catholic Youth Ministry to us so that we can fight like a Catholic.

Register by Apr. 5th at Midnight for a complimentary lunch*
*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs for this event
Registrations after Apr. 5th are most welcomed but no lunch can be offered.
Registration closes April 11th at Midnight

Cost: There is no cost for this event, but pre-registration is required.

REGISTER

 

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