As a youth, what have been your experiences with youth ministry?<br />As a young adult, what have been your experiences wi...
The Notre Dame theologian, Scott Appleby, said that “No previous generation of American Catholics, it could be argued, inh...
National Study onYouth and Religion<br />
Purpose of Study:<br />This study focused on 13-17 year olds to:<br />Research the shape and influence of religion and spi...
Finding #1:<br />Religion has a significant presence in the lives of many U.S. teens today.<br />
Finding #2:<br />Contrary to many popular assumptions and stereotypes, the character of teenage religiosity in the U.S. is...
Finding #3:<br />Religious education is failing – <br />if by that we mean helping people understand what they believe.<br />
 “Many teenagers know abundant detailsabout the lives of favorite musicians and television stars or about what it takes to...
17 year old, white Catholic boy from Wisconsin:<br /> “My religious beliefs, what’s good and bad, like you know, if you ki...
15 year old conservative Protestant Hispanic boy from Texas:<br />“I’m sure God exists and like, helps people and answers ...
Finding #4:<br />Most U.S. teens have a difficult to impossible time explaining what they believe, what it means, and what...
17 year old mainline Lutheran boy from Colorado:<br />“Uh, well, I don’t know, um, well, I don’t<br />really know.   Being...
“Indeed, it was our distinct sense that for many of the teens we interviewed, our interview was the first time that any ad...
Finding #5:<br />Regardless of the denomination, most U.S. teens are “Moralistic Therapeutic Deists”<br />
15 year old Hispanic conservative Protestant girl from Florida:<br /> “God is like someone who is always there for you, I ...
14 year old Jewish girl from Washington:<br />“I guess for me Judaism is more about how you live your life.  Part of the g...
14 year old white Catholic boy from Pennsylvania:<br />“ ‘Cause God made us and if you ask him for something, I believe he...
16 year old white mainline Protestant boy from Texas:<br />“Well, God is almighty, I guess [yawns].  But I think he’s on v...
The Creed of<br />Moralistic Therapeutic Deism<br /><ul><li>A God exists who created and orders the world.
God wants us to be good and fair.
Central goal of life is to be happy and feel good about oneself.
God does not need to beparticularly involved in one’s life,except when needed to resolve a problem.
Good people go to heaven when they die.</li></li></ul><li>Finding #6:<br />Highly religious teens appear to be doing much ...
“At the very least, what appears to be clearly not true is the idea that the religious teenagers are essentially no differ...
“Catholic teenagers, who represent nearly one-quarter of all U.S. teens, stand out among the U.S. Christian teenagers as c...
* This question was only asked of teens who attend Mass more than twice a year.<br />
Emerging Adults<br />occupy a new phase of individual exploration and uncertainty, which begins at age 18 and extends into...
Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li> more years in higher education </li></li></ul><li>Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li>more years in...
 jobs more fluid and unpredictable. </li></li></ul><li>Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li>more years in higher education
 jobs more fluid and unpredictable.
 wild and free</li></li></ul><li>
Goal 1: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. ...
A New Morning<br />Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. <br />Goal 2: ...
Renewing the VisionGoal Three<br />To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each person.<br />
Renewing the VisionGoal Two<br />To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the C...
Renewing the VisionGoal One<br />To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.<br />
Renewing the VisionComprehensive Ministry Themes<br />Developmentally Appropriate<br />Family Friendly<br />Intergeneratio...
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Servi...
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Servi...
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Servi...
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Servi...
Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Servi...
Who Are Young Adults?<br />
Tasks of Young Adulthood:<br />• Developing a Personal Identity<br />• Developing Relationships<br />• Developing a Meanin...
Objectives<br />•Spiritual Formation and Direction<br />•Religious Education/Formation<br />•Vocation Discernment<br />Goa...
Goal Two<br />Connecting Young Adultswith the Church<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Evangelizing Outreach
Forming the Faith Community
Pastoral Care</li></li></ul><li>Goal Three<br />Connecting Young Adults withthe Mission of The Church in the World<br />Ob...
Educating and Working for Justice
Developing Leaders for the Present and for the Future</li></li></ul><li>Goal Four<br />Connecting Young Adultswith a Peer ...
Developing Peer Leadership
Identifying a Young Adult Team</li></li></ul><li>
You are Part of a Team	<br />So you have to act like you are part of a team<br />You have to work with the rest of the tea...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work...
You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work...
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  2. 2. As a youth, what have been your experiences with youth ministry?<br />As a young adult, what have been your experiences with young adult ministry?<br />As a seminarian, what have been your experiences with youth ministry?<br />As a seminarian, what have been your experiences with young adult ministry?<br />
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  4. 4. The Notre Dame theologian, Scott Appleby, said that “No previous generation of American Catholics, it could be argued, inherited so little of the content and sensibility of the faith from their parents as has today’s youth. At no point during the previous 150 years of Catholic life in America has a need for widespread catechesis and re-evangelization of broad segments of the Catholic community coincided with so dire a shortage in the number of priests, religious and seminarians.” (September 2001).<br />
  5. 5. National Study onYouth and Religion<br />
  6. 6. Purpose of Study:<br />This study focused on 13-17 year olds to:<br />Research the shape and influence of religion and spirituality in the lives of U.S. adolescents.<br />2. Identify effective practices in the religious, moral, and social formation of young people<br />3. Describe the extent to which young people participate in and benefit from the programs and opportunities that religious denominations are offering to their youth.<br />
  7. 7. Finding #1:<br />Religion has a significant presence in the lives of many U.S. teens today.<br />
  8. 8. Finding #2:<br />Contrary to many popular assumptions and stereotypes, the character of teenage religiosity in the U.S. is extraordinarily conventional.<br />
  9. 9. Finding #3:<br />Religious education is failing – <br />if by that we mean helping people understand what they believe.<br />
  10. 10. “Many teenagers know abundant detailsabout the lives of favorite musicians and television stars or about what it takes to get into a good college, but most are not very clear on who Moses and Jesus were.”<br />-Dr. Christian Smith<br />
  11. 11. 17 year old, white Catholic boy from Wisconsin:<br /> “My religious beliefs, what’s good and bad, like you know, if you kill or rape someone, I think you’re screwed, give up on life ‘cause it’s over.” <br />Then he added, “I’ll never stop being Catholic, even if I stop believing in God, <br />I’ll still be Catholic.”<br />
  12. 12. 15 year old conservative Protestant Hispanic boy from Texas:<br />“I’m sure God exists and like, helps people and answers their prayers, that’s pretty much it.”<br /> [Do you believe in Jesus?] “Ah, yes…I think (little laugh). I don’t know, I don’t know.”<br />
  13. 13. Finding #4:<br />Most U.S. teens have a difficult to impossible time explaining what they believe, what it means, and what the implications of their beliefs are for their lives.<br />
  14. 14. 17 year old mainline Lutheran boy from Colorado:<br />“Uh, well, I don’t know, um, well, I don’t<br />really know. Being a Lutheran,<br />confirmation was a big thing but I didn’t<br />really know what it was and I still don’t. <br />I really don’t know what being<br />a Lutheran means.”<br />
  15. 15. “Indeed, it was our distinct sense that for many of the teens we interviewed, our interview was the first time that any adult had ever asked them what they believed and how it mattered in their life.”<br /> -Dr. Christian Smith<br />
  16. 16. Finding #5:<br />Regardless of the denomination, most U.S. teens are “Moralistic Therapeutic Deists”<br />
  17. 17. 15 year old Hispanic conservative Protestant girl from Florida:<br /> “God is like someone who is always there for you, I don’t know, it’s like God is God. He’s just like somebody that’ll always help you go through whatever you’re going through. When I became a Christian I was just praying and it always made me feel better.”<br />
  18. 18. 14 year old Jewish girl from Washington:<br />“I guess for me Judaism is more about how you live your life. Part of the guidelines are like how to live and I guess be happy with who you are, ‘cause if you’re out there helping someone, you’re gonna feel good about yourself, you know?”<br />
  19. 19. 14 year old white Catholic boy from Pennsylvania:<br />“ ‘Cause God made us and if you ask him for something, I believe he gives it to you. Yeah, he hasn’t let me down yet. God is a spirit that grants you anything you want, but not anything bad.”<br />
  20. 20. 16 year old white mainline Protestant boy from Texas:<br />“Well, God is almighty, I guess [yawns]. But I think he’s on vacation right now because of all the crap that’s happening in the world, ‘cause it wasn’t like this back when he was famous.”<br />
  21. 21. The Creed of<br />Moralistic Therapeutic Deism<br /><ul><li>A God exists who created and orders the world.
  22. 22. God wants us to be good and fair.
  23. 23. Central goal of life is to be happy and feel good about oneself.
  24. 24. God does not need to beparticularly involved in one’s life,except when needed to resolve a problem.
  25. 25. Good people go to heaven when they die.</li></li></ul><li>Finding #6:<br />Highly religious teens appear to be doing much better in life than less religious teens.<br />
  26. 26. “At the very least, what appears to be clearly not true is the idea that the religious teenagers are essentially no different from non-religious teenagers.”<br />-Dr. Christian Smith<br />
  27. 27. “Catholic teenagers, who represent nearly one-quarter of all U.S. teens, stand out among the U.S. Christian teenagers as consistently scoring lower on most measures of religiosity.”<br />-Dr. Christian Smith<br />
  28. 28. * This question was only asked of teens who attend Mass more than twice a year.<br />
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  30. 30. Emerging Adults<br />occupy a new phase of individual exploration and uncertainty, which begins at age 18 and extends into the upper 20s. This new phase, following adolescence but preceding full adulthood, is the result of global economic and cultural changes that have made financial independence more difficult to attain, pushed up the age at first marriage, and decreased parenthood. <br />
  31. 31. Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li> more years in higher education </li></li></ul><li>Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li>more years in higher education
  32. 32. jobs more fluid and unpredictable. </li></li></ul><li>Emerging Adults<br /><ul><li>more years in higher education
  33. 33. jobs more fluid and unpredictable.
  34. 34. wild and free</li></li></ul><li>
  35. 35. Goal 1: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. <br />Goal 2: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.<br />
  36. 36. A New Morning<br />Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. <br />Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. <br />Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.<br />
  37. 37. Renewing the VisionGoal Three<br />To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each person.<br />
  38. 38. Renewing the VisionGoal Two<br />To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.<br />
  39. 39. Renewing the VisionGoal One<br />To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.<br />
  40. 40. Renewing the VisionComprehensive Ministry Themes<br />Developmentally Appropriate<br />Family Friendly<br />Intergenerational<br />Multicultural<br />Community-Wide Collaboration<br />Leadership<br />Flexible/Adaptable Programming<br />
  41. 41. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />
  42. 42. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />
  43. 43. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />
  44. 44. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />
  45. 45. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Service<br />
  46. 46. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Service<br />Leadership Development<br />
  47. 47. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Service<br />Leadership Development<br />Pastoral Care<br />
  48. 48. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Service<br />Leadership Development<br />Pastoral Care<br />Prayer and Worship<br />
  49. 49. Renewing the VisionComponents<br />Advocacy<br />Catechesis<br />Community Life<br />Evangelization<br />Justice and Service<br />Leadership Development<br />Pastoral Care<br />Prayer and Worship<br />Vocational Discernment<br />
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  51. 51. Who Are Young Adults?<br />
  52. 52. Tasks of Young Adulthood:<br />• Developing a Personal Identity<br />• Developing Relationships<br />• Developing a Meaning of Work<br />• Developing a Spiritual Life<br />
  53. 53. Objectives<br />•Spiritual Formation and Direction<br />•Religious Education/Formation<br />•Vocation Discernment<br />Goal One<br />Connecting Young Adultswith Jesus Christ<br />
  54. 54. Goal Two<br />Connecting Young Adultswith the Church<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Evangelizing Outreach
  55. 55. Forming the Faith Community
  56. 56. Pastoral Care</li></li></ul><li>Goal Three<br />Connecting Young Adults withthe Mission of The Church in the World<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Forming a Christian Conscience
  57. 57. Educating and Working for Justice
  58. 58. Developing Leaders for the Present and for the Future</li></li></ul><li>Goal Four<br />Connecting Young Adultswith a Peer Community<br />Objectives<br /><ul><li>Forming Faith Communities of Peers
  59. 59. Developing Peer Leadership
  60. 60. Identifying a Young Adult Team</li></li></ul><li>
  61. 61. You are Part of a Team <br />So you have to act like you are part of a team<br />You have to work with the rest of the team<br />The team has a set of rules that you must learn…and follow<br />The team as a culture within which they operate. You must learn the culture.<br />
  62. 62. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />
  63. 63. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />
  64. 64. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring the Parish Process<br />
  65. 65. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring the Parish Process<br />Ignoring Appropriate Boundaries<br />
  66. 66. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Unrecoverable Mistakes<br />Becoming a Lone Ranger.<br />Shooting the Shepherd<br />Ignoring the Parish Process<br />Ignoring Appropriate Boundaries<br />Failing to Collaborate with Parents<br />
  67. 67. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />
  68. 68. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />
  69. 69. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work with the Whole Church<br />
  70. 70. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work with the Whole Church<br />Love the Church<br />
  71. 71. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work with the Whole Church<br />Love the Church<br />Learn from Failures<br />
  72. 72. You are Part of a Team<br />5 Attitudes to Imitate<br />Imitate me as I Imitate Christ <br />Act like a Disciple<br />Work with the Whole Church<br />Love the Church<br />Learn from Failures<br />Speak about the Positive<br />
  73. 73. Important things to note:> Youth and Young Adult Ministryis not an island(full parish)> Coordinator of Youth Ministry/ Campus Ministry> Parent Focus<br />
  74. 74. This is not the same “working with young people” you remember<br />TechnologyLegal and LiabilityPastoral CareChild Protection<br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76. BYCC<br />young adult picnicJuly 24<br />young adultgatheringOct. 23<br />
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  78. 78. www.archbalt.orgwww.dscottmiller.com<br />
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