The Gathering for Youth Ministry Leaders

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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October 12, 2017: Filled with the Holy Spirit

October 12, 2017

Filled with the Holy Spirit
with Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

9:15am: Check-in
9:45am: Mass & Program
2:30pm: End

The Disciples were not able to proclaim the gospel of Jesus until after they were filled with the Holy Spirit. It wasn’t until Pentecost that they understood who Jesus was or what he was asking of them.

This is true for us as well.

As ministers of the gospel of Jesus we need to continually be filled with the Holy Spirit. Join us for teachings on how the Holy Spirit can empower both your personal spiritual life and your ministry. We will discuss the role of baptism in the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian and the minister. We will not merely talk about this, but pray in order to experience the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit.

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
Cost:
Advance Registration (until October 4): $15
Regular Registration (October 5-10): $20
Walk-in Registration (after October 10): $25

Register by October 4th at midnight for a complimentary lunch. Registrations after October 4th are most welcomed, but no lunch can be offered. Registration closes on October 10th at midnight.

November 9, 2017: MIA: Reaching Catholic Young Men

November 9, 2017

MIA: Reaching Catholic Young Men
with Ryan O’Hara

9:15am: Check-in
9:45am: Mass & Program
12:45pm: Complimentary Lunch (for those who registered by November 1)

Without walking into one of your events for Catholic teens, Ryan O’Hara already knows something about your
youth ministry program:

“There are a lot more girls than guys. Am I right or am I right? Everywhere across the country, spanning back multiple generations, this dynamic persists. Young women show up and the young men…don’t.”

Why is this? Why does it matter? What can be done about it? Is there any hope to reaching young men? Yes, there is!

In this session you will discover specific and practical changes you can make in your approach to youth ministry that will attract young men to discover, participate in, and take leadership among other teenagers in your parish.

Ryan O’Hara is a gifted speaker and trainer with over 20 years experience with Catholic youth and young adults. He serves as Mission Director for St. Paul’s Outreach, a national Catholic ministry that evangelizes and forms college students on campuses across America.

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Cost: This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is required!

Register by November 1st at midnight for a complimentary lunch. Registrations after November 1st are most welcomed, but no lunch can be offered. Registration closes on November 7th at midnight.

February 8, 2018: Critical Coaching Conversations and How to Excel at Them

February 8, 2018

Critical Coaching Conversations
and How to Excel at Them
with Michael Hoffman

9:15am: Check-in
9:45am: Mass & Program
2:30pm: End

He called. You answered. YOUTH MINISTRY. Oh the glory, the minds to be molded, the hearts to be ignited for Christ.

And then you find that the majority of your work isn’t with youth at all! How do you get the “buy in” from the staff with what you need to be successful? How do you build a supportive volunteer army? How do you get the blessing from your priest?

Every one of those conversations is …critical.

The skill sets needed to have those conversations are some of the most important people skills you can have as a minister for Christ.

In this dynamic and interactive presentation, motivational leadership speaker Michael Hoffman will ignite any leadership level—no matter the tenure—with those critical skills that make true impact on the success of any organization… Owning the coaching conversation!

In this Leadership Development Seminar you will learn how to:
• Develop stronger staff engagement through focused interactions
• Create a culture shift towards team involvement
• Ignite a leader’s ability to influence enthusiasm and ownership
• Discover a clear set of tools to help you have the most effective conversations you’ve ever had on a personal and practical level

You’ll come with the desire, and you’ll leave with the knowledge, practice, and plan to use your coaching conversation skills to ignite yourself, ignite your support army, and ignite your parish staff to the call you’ve said yes to…Youth Ministry!

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
Cost:
Advance Registration (until January 31): $15
Regular Registration (Feb 1-6): $20
Walk-In Registration (after Feb 6): $25

Register by January 31st at midnight for a complimentary lunch. Registrations after January 31st are most welcomed, but no lunch can be offered. Registration closes on February 6th at midnight.

March 8, 2018: You Don't Need a Youth Minister: Re-imaging Outreach to Youth

March 8, 2018

You Don’t Need a Youth Minister:
Re-imaging Outreach to Youth
with Annie Grandell

9:15am: Check-in
9:45am: Mass & Program
12:45pm: Complimentary Lunch (for those who registered by February 28)

What if your parish didn’t have a youth minister? What if you had 5? Or 10? Or 50? What could you do for the Kingdom?

In this session, Annie Grandell will be sharing with us on how to multiply our efforts in ministry by strategically partnering with parents, peers, and other adults to reach more teens more effectively through intentional, small discipleship groups.

Dynamic, energizing, and experienced, Annie will share not only from her knowledge on this topic, but also the practicals of how she actually implemented this outreach from “concept” to “centerpiece” of her youth ministry program.

Annie Grandell had been serving as parish youth minister here in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis for many years. She now serves as the Minnesota Coordinator of YDisciple for the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO, which serves the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization through parish and academic programs.

Register
Cost: This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is required!

Register by February 28th at midnight for a complimentary lunch. Registrations after February 28th are most welcomed, but no lunch can be offered. Registration closes on March 6th at midnight.

April 12, 2018: The Sacrament of Confirmation: A Framework for Effectiveness

April 12, 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation:
A Framework for Effectiveness
with Fr. Brian Park

9:15am: Check-in
9:45am: Mass & Program
12:45pm: Complimentary Lunch (for those who registered by April 4)

Confirmation – What’s it all about? Is it when a person becomes an “adult” in the Church? Is it when one “confirms” his or her own faith by making the faith his or her own? What does the Holy Spirit have to do with Confirmation? What’s the best age for youth to receive this sacrament? How should we prepare our youth for Confirmation? Should there be “requirements?”

Join us this month to hear from Father Brian Park, pastor of Annunciation Catholic Church in Minneapolis, who will speak about the sacrament of Confirmation and what it’s all about.

Register
Cost: This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is required!

Register by April 4th at midnight for a complimentary lunch. Registrations after April 4th are most welcomed, but no lunch can be offered. Registration closes on April 10th at midnight.

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