Salesian Youth Ministry

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A MODEL OF
SALESIAN YOUTH MINISTRY
TODAY

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Salesian Youth Ministry

  1. 1. A MODEL OF SALESIAN YOUTH MINISTRY TODAY
  2. 2. A large tree, planted on fertile ground ... The soil of Valdocco ... The soil of lay people ... The soil of cultures ... The soil of Mornese
  3. 3. PREVENTIVE SYSTEM At the root: The Preventive System A spiritual experience A proposal for ministry A pedagogical methodology
  4. 4. An option: the youth, above all, the poor A specific form of looking at reality and addressing it Priority target A style and perspective Attention to the socio-cultural reality of the youth
  5. 5. YOUTH MINISTRY Strategic Planning mentality Style of animation Educative-pastoral Community Total ministry COMMUNITARIAN INTEGRAL
  6. 6. EDUCATIVE-PASTORAL COMMUNITY More of a community of persons (a “home”) Less of a structure or an institution
  7. 7. CHARACTERISTICS more than immediate effects more than the strong backing of authority 1 PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS more than institutional linkages 2 PARTICIPATION El proceso educativo 3 SHARING OF VALUES
  8. 8. Group of persons who identify themselves with Mission Educative System Spirituality They take up the task of calling motivating involving ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE ANIMATING NUCLEUS all those who are interested in the work To build the EPC To realize the SEPP
  9. 9. <ul><li>In relation to the charism, </li></ul><ul><li>the point of reference that: </li></ul><ul><li>Gives witness to the primacy of God and of the total dedication to the educative-evangelizing mission; </li></ul><ul><li>- Guarantees the Salesian identity and is the center of communion and participation; </li></ul><ul><li>- Calls, welcomes, and encourages the laity to participate in the Salesian spirit and mission; </li></ul><ul><li>Is primarily responsible for their spiritual, Salesian, and vocation-related formation. (CG24, 159). </li></ul>ROLE OF THE SALESIAN COMMUNITY
  10. 10. STYLE OF ANIMATION More of personal relationships, sharing, and partecipation Less of functions and authority
  11. 11. STRUCTURES IMMEDIATE AND URGENT SECTORIALISM INDIVIDUALISM TO DO TO BE PERSON-CENTERED TO FOCUS ON ESSENTIALS TO FOSTER COMMUNION AND CONVERGENCE AROUND A PROJECT TO MOTIVATE AND GUIDE DECISION-MAKING TO ANIMATE
  12. 12. OPTIONS in ANIMATION 1 Being WITH 2 PERSONAL relationships 3 ACTIVE LEADERSHIP of the youth 4 Fostering the GROWTH-JOURNEY 5 WALKING WITH
  13. 13. TOTAL MINISTRY More of an integrated unity Less of a multiplicity of sectors and activities
  14. 14. The encounter with the young person and his or her integration in the educative environment GOAL EPC VOCATION ORIENTATION GROUP EXPERIENCE EVANGELIZATION-CATECHESIS EDUCATION-CULTURE PASTORAL LOVE A PERSON FORMED IN THE IMAGE OF CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE SALESIAN YOUTH SPIRITUALITY REALITY OF THE COMMUNITY STARTING POINT DYNAMICS OF GROWTH
  15. 15. Strategic Planning MENTALITY More of strategic choices, vision-setting, evaluation Less of initiatives here-and-there, activities left-and-right, and improvisation <ul><li>Ministry, seen as a whole, a journey, a dynamic force to transform reality </li></ul><ul><li>The SEPP as an instrument to create synergy, guide the EPC, and build identity and communion </li></ul><ul><li>Objective and continuous evaluation to monitor the outcomes, correct and recycle the processes, for even better results. </li></ul>
  16. 16. FROM A MINISTRY OF ACTIVITIES TO ONE OF PROCESSES <ul><li>Precise and concrete objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive sequencing and linkaging of activities </li></ul><ul><li>More and more persons and groups who share the objectives and work as a team </li></ul>
  17. 17. WORK IN TEAM The animation of the province <ul><li>Persons who foster unity </li></ul><ul><li>Unified projects and processes </li></ul><ul><li>The 4 dimensions developed in every setting </li></ul><ul><li>The coordination of the settings on province and local levels </li></ul>FROM A MINISTRY OF MANY SECTORS TO A UNIFIED MINISTRY FORMATION TO REACH AND INVOLVE THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES
  18. 18. STRUCTURES OF ANIMATION FOR THE COORDINATION OF OPERATIONS PROVINCIAL AND COUNCIL RECTOR AND COUNCIL DELEGATE AND TEAM COUNCIL OF THE EPC / SETTING COMMISSIONS OF SETTINGS LOCAL PERSON IN CHARGE OF MINISTRY AND HIS TEAM FOR GOVERNANCE FOR UNITY

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