Parish Young Adult Responsiveness: Evangelization and Outreach “ Go After the Lost Sheep”
Opening Prayer “Go After the Lost Sheep”  Art Print by Alfred Soord
What is Young Adult Ministry? <ul><li>Who are young adults? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they seeking? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Young Adults are... <ul><li>18 - 35 years old </li></ul><ul><li>married with or without children </li></ul><ul><li>single ...
The Young Adult Seeks to: <ul><li>Develop a meaning of work </li></ul><ul><li>Develop relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Deve...
How can young adults become… <ul><li>Connected to JESUS CHRIST </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with the CHURCH </li></ul><ul><...
As a Community Dedicated to Ongoing Conversion of our Parishioners, we uphold the values that Young Adults are: GIFT DESER...
Young adults are a gift to the Church which parishes cannot afford to ignore. Parishes which reach out to young adults and...
Young adults deserve to be integrated fully into the life of the parish as participants and leaders.  (Pg. 2) VALUETWO
Parishes need to be young adult responsive in all their ministries. Every parish ministry—liturgy  (pg. 35)  and sacrament...
Young adults have unique developmental and social needs that require designing specific programs and strategies to meet th...
Young adults are  adults . Most ministry with young adults will be done by young adults themselves, in a peer-to-peer mann...
Parishes need to empower a core team of leaders  (Pgs.  37-38, 41)  to develop a comprehensive ministry with young adults ...
Young Adult Ministry: Moving Beyond Clubs to Integration <ul><li>Many parishes struggle with the challenge of building a y...
Young Adult Ministry: Moving Beyond Clubs to Integration <ul><li>The goal of young adult ministry is not to form clubs or ...
<ul><li>The real target of young adult ministry is to integrate young adults into the life, mission, and work of the Catho...
In what areas of the parish would you like to better minister to young adults?
Brainstorm Does our parish aid in extending hospitality and make efforts to welcome young adults?  You may want to take th...
Assess the Situation at your Parish <ul><li>“ Where are we successful?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Where can we improve?” </li></...
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  1. 1. Parish Young Adult Responsiveness: Evangelization and Outreach “ Go After the Lost Sheep”
  2. 2. Opening Prayer “Go After the Lost Sheep” Art Print by Alfred Soord
  3. 3. What is Young Adult Ministry? <ul><li>Who are young adults? </li></ul><ul><li>What are they seeking? </li></ul><ul><li>What are our goals for Young Adult Ministry? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Young Adults are... <ul><li>18 - 35 years old </li></ul><ul><li>married with or without children </li></ul><ul><li>single </li></ul><ul><li>in college </li></ul><ul><li>single again </li></ul><ul><li>professional </li></ul><ul><li>and more </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Young Adult Seeks to: <ul><li>Develop a meaning of work </li></ul><ul><li>Develop relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a spiritual life </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a personal identity </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can young adults become… <ul><li>Connected to JESUS CHRIST </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with the CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with the MISSION OF CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>Connected with their PEER COMMUNITY </li></ul><ul><li>From “Sons and Daughters of the Light” pages 25-38 </li></ul>
  7. 7. As a Community Dedicated to Ongoing Conversion of our Parishioners, we uphold the values that Young Adults are: GIFT DESERVING OF INTEGRATION UNIVERSALLY WELCOME UNIQUE ADULTS IN PROCESS OF FAITH FORMATION LOOKING FOR COMPREHENSIVE MINISTRY
  8. 8. Young adults are a gift to the Church which parishes cannot afford to ignore. Parishes which reach out to young adults and meet their needs are blessed with the service and leadership with which young adults reciprocate. Sons and Daughters pgs. v, 4 VALUEONE
  9. 9. Young adults deserve to be integrated fully into the life of the parish as participants and leaders. (Pg. 2) VALUETWO
  10. 10. Parishes need to be young adult responsive in all their ministries. Every parish ministry—liturgy (pg. 35) and sacraments (pg. 28), religious education (pg. 29), RCIA (pg. 29), marriage preparation (pg. 30-31), justice and service (pg. 36-37), pastoral care (pg. 35) —needs to welcome young adults and address their spiritual hungers. VALUETHREE
  11. 11. Young adults have unique developmental and social needs that require designing specific programs and strategies to meet these needs. (Pg 38) VALUEFOUR
  12. 12. Young adults are adults . Most ministry with young adults will be done by young adults themselves, in a peer-to-peer manner. (Pgs 37-38) Young adults need the training and support which empower them for effective ministry. (Pg. 41) VALUEFIVE
  13. 13. Parishes need to empower a core team of leaders (Pgs. 37-38, 41) to develop a comprehensive ministry with young adults through community life, evangelization, catechesis, liturgy and sacraments, spirituality, justice and service, and leadership development. Core Values Adapted from Young Adult Works © 2001 Center for Ministry Development VALUESIX
  14. 14. Young Adult Ministry: Moving Beyond Clubs to Integration <ul><li>Many parishes struggle with the challenge of building a young adult “programs”. </li></ul><ul><li>They struggle to get young adults to gather for socials or service or prayer and are frustrated by the results. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Young Adult Ministry: Moving Beyond Clubs to Integration <ul><li>The goal of young adult ministry is not to form clubs or groups that gather. </li></ul><ul><li>Such a group might be a result of developing young adult ministry programs around specific needs (young mother’s group, men’s bible study, hispanic young adult minsitry), but is not the end goal. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>The real target of young adult ministry is to integrate young adults into the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church. To accomplish this, parishes must intentionally invite, welcome, and include young adults to a wide variety of opportunities within the parish. </li></ul>
  17. 17. In what areas of the parish would you like to better minister to young adults?
  18. 18. Brainstorm Does our parish aid in extending hospitality and make efforts to welcome young adults? You may want to take the parish young adult self assessment to see. . .
  19. 19. Assess the Situation at your Parish <ul><li>“ Where are we successful?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Where can we improve?” </li></ul><ul><li>Are their any practical ideas we could move forward with as first steps? </li></ul>

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