Our Ongoing Formation -- for youth leaders


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Invited talk for leaders network in St. Mary's Youth Office

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Our Ongoing Formation -- for youth leaders

  1. 1. For youth leaders
  2. 2.  … a continual process in the individual of maturation in faith and a likening to Christ, according to the will of the Father, under the guidance of the Holy John 15:1-11 Spirit.
  3. 3.  Discover one’s vocation and mission  Knowing the will of the Father  Live one’s vocation and mission with ever- greater willingness  Likening to Christ  Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
  4. 4. To follow Jesus without “but” and “what if”, discipleship, preparing The reason should vision and mission be love of God Vision: My old and A community of new catholic Christ’s disciples life, lapse who are catholics, lay passionately in people love with the Lord and whose love is reflected in their Discern with Br. ordinary life John Soh Doing little things for God, administration, teaching
  5. 5.  Vision  A community of Christ's disciples who are passionately in love with the Lord, and whose love is reflected in their ordinary lives.  Mission  to be disciples of Christ according to His heart, through ongoing conversion, sanctification, and mission.  to journey with the young people and to encounter Christ in each other.  to help the young people put the Eucharist as the source and summit of their christian lives.  to help the young people build their lives upon the rock which is Jesus, the Word of God, and to live in the power of the Holy Spirit.  to build community of believers who is charismatic and missionary in nature.
  6. 6.  It is not enough for us to know the will of God, we have to do it.  Pope John Paul II
  7. 7.  Formation is more about being rather than doing.  Being more like Christ.  Being formed == bearing fruits (Gal 5:22-23) Love Joy Peace Patience Kindness Goodness Faithfulness Gentleness Self-control
  8. 8.  Share your ministry vision and mission and how you discern those? (refer to the elements in discovering the will of God)  What are the fruits that I am producing? And what are the fruits that I have not had yet?
  9. 9.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.  He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bear much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
  10. 10.  Discernment: individual and group  Emotional maturity  Spiritual growth  Time management and priorities in life  Leadership succession  Catholic teaching  Obedience and humility