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


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

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)



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


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.



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