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Young Adult - Training

Where Do We Start?

Sons and Daughters of the Light: A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ©1996, Revised Edition 2010

Free: Online Text | Purchase: USCCB

Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus
Sherry Weddell, ©2012

Purchase: Our Sunday Visitor | Siena Institute

What Are Best Practices for the Ministry?

Young Adult Ministry Leadership Training
Presentation Slides:
     Part 1: Young Adults
     Part 2: Ministry
     Part 3: Beginning Young Adult Ministry

The Catholic 20s/30s Group: A Model for Parish-Based Ministry with Catholic Young Adults in their 20s and 30s
Fr. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P., ©2014

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What do life and faith look like for young adults today?

Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church
Christian Smith, et al., ©2014

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If you or your parish are looking to better understand ministry with young adults, contact your local diocesan staff member to find out how we might be able to support your needs and efforts. Training sessions are currently offered each spring, providing best practices for avoiding common pitfalls and for promoting a vibrant ministry.


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