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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Embracing Digital Media

BY ERIC GROTH Catechesis is the act of passing on the faith. While Wikipedia defines digital as “usually referring to something using digits, particularly binary...

Advice from the Psalms: 3 Steps for Teens Searching for Purpose

BY BINTA M. PAYE Have you ever wondered why you were born, or what you will be doing 10 years from now? Maybe your interests...

Five Ideas for Local Youth Service Missions

Connecting faith with good works BECKY GROTH Just in case we didn’t get the picture when Jesus told the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew...

Eight Tips to Promote Teens’ Faith

Discovering Catholicism's Greatness Becky Groth Sometimes our beautiful Catholic faith can be rather heady or hard to grasp. How do we encourage teens that being Catholic...

Teens Dealing with Difficulties: The Most Important Words We Can Say

BY LAUREN SCHARMER  Reflecting on my five years working in youth ministry, I am convinced that the most important words we can say to our...

Diving Deep: The Legacy Behind Your Parish

BY DANIEL THOMAS      The idea of helping your students learn about their parish is an outstanding one. It involves something that they have...

Ground Your Youth Ministry Program in Intercessory Prayer

Here is a practical way to develop prayer partners for your ministry LAUREN SCHARMER It all started with a simple Facebook post: “Would you be willing...

Pairing Family Catechesis with Youth Ministry

Questions to help you discern actionable goals BECKY GROTH As more and more parishes move to a family-centered religious education model, it makes sense to consider...

Snatched from the Dragon, Caught for Christ

The importance of youth ministry PAT GOHN Looking back on my younger years, I’m grateful for the parish-based youth ministry that offered regular retreats and weekly...

Bible Rookie: “I don’t know where to start!”

Beginning Bible tips for youth. BECKY GROTH If I have heard one comment more than any other from teens (and adults) about the Bible, it’s definitely...