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What is a Ministry Network?

Ministry Networks are sponsored by the NFCYM to support the development of the field of youth and young adult ministry through ongoing conversations, opportunities for professional development of leaders; identifying current issues and best practices. Ministry Networks are open to all current NFCYM members. Non-NFCYM members are welcome to participate in a Ministry Network for up to two years.

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Ministry Networks use online technology to gather interested colleagues together around pertinent topical area to share, resource, discuss and ask questions among others within the network. There is no cost to be involved in a Ministry Network, just a commitment to be responsive to others in the network. You may join as many networks as you wish. 

Get Networked!

The listings for existing Ministry Networks are below. New networks can be formed at any time using the proposal submission process at the bottom of this page.

  Ministry Network Description: T o gather Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers to discuss and share resources on topics such as retreats, service/immersion experiences,  liturgies and prayer environment, faculty development, curriculum/framework overviews and partnering between CM and religion teachers, handling “Hot Topics”,  and peer leadership.   Moderators:     Cathy Reynolds ,  Chris Miller , and  Cari White    Next Online Gathering:    Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm ET   Topic:  End of Year Celebrations/Summer Programs.   Download flyer here  Join the discussion via Zoom:    https://zoom.us/j/274330316        Or dial 1 669 900 6833  or +1 929 436 2866       Meeting ID: 274330316    Join the Facebook Page     Campus Ministry Network's Google Drive     Campus Ministry Google Group

Ministry Network Description: To gather Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers to discuss and share resources on topics such as retreats, service/immersion experiences,  liturgies and prayer environment, faculty development, curriculum/framework overviews and partnering between CM and religion teachers, handling “Hot Topics”,  and peer leadership.

Moderators: Cathy Reynolds, Chris Miller, and Cari White

Next Online Gathering:  Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm ET
Topic: End of Year Celebrations/Summer Programs.  Download flyer here
Join the discussion via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/274330316 
Or dial 1 669 900 6833  or +1 929 436 2866       Meeting ID: 274330316

Join the Facebook Page
Campus Ministry Network's Google Drive
Campus Ministry Google Group

  Ministry Network Description:  To gather those involved at all levels of Catholic youth sports programs to discuss topics such as Incorporating faith with sports, best practices in training coaches, reasons for connecting YM and sports, what makes sports Catholic, ministering to parents, engaging clergy, and praying with youth   Moderators:   Stephen Morris ,  Paul Mach , and  Dave Neeson    Next Online Gathering:  Friday, June 15 at 2:00 pm ET  Join the discussion via Zoom:     https://zoom.us/j/190161893    Or dial: 1 669 900 6833  or  1 929 436 2866    Meeting ID: 90 161 893    Join the Facebook Page

Ministry Network Description: To gather those involved at all levels of Catholic youth sports programs to discuss topics such as Incorporating faith with sports, best practices in training coaches, reasons for connecting YM and sports, what makes sports Catholic, ministering to parents, engaging clergy, and praying with youth

Moderators: Stephen MorrisPaul Mach, and Dave Neeson

Next Online Gathering:  Friday, June 15 at 2:00 pm ET
Join the discussion via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/190161893  
Or dial: 1 669 900 6833  or  1 929 436 2866    Meeting ID: 90 161 893

Join the Facebook Page

  Ministry Network Description:  Support and resource-sharing for those serving as diocesan leaders. Discussion topics include: Best Practices for Parish Consultations; Policies, Guidelines and Forms; Training adults for ministry; Developing young leaders; Collaborating with other diocesan offices; Fostering cooperative relationships between Catholic schools and parishes.   Moderators:   Cindee Case ,   Lisa Gomes,  and   Pat Kane    Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET  Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/593959710  Or dial: 1 646 876 9923 or 1 669 900 6833      Meeting ID: 593 959 710    Join the Facebook Page

Ministry Network Description: Support and resource-sharing for those serving as diocesan leaders. Discussion topics include: Best Practices for Parish Consultations; Policies, Guidelines and Forms; Training adults for ministry; Developing young leaders; Collaborating with other diocesan offices; Fostering cooperative relationships between Catholic schools and parishes.

Moderators: Cindee CaseLisa Gomes, and  Pat Kane

Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/593959710
Or dial: 1 646 876 9923 or 1 669 900 6833      Meeting ID: 593 959 710

Join the Facebook Page

 
  Mission:   Ministry Network Description:  A network to name/claim/promote and celebrate the depth of diversity including those on the peripheries within our organization and the broader church.   Moderators:   Amy Elkins ,  Andrea de la Roca , and  Annette Turner    Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET  Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/377108359  Or dial: 929 436 2866  or +1 669 900 6833     Meeting ID: 377 108 359   Join the Facebook Page (coming soon)

Mission: Ministry Network Description: A network to name/claim/promote and celebrate the depth of diversity including those on the peripheries within our organization and the broader church.

Moderators: Amy Elkins, Andrea de la Roca, and Annette Turner

Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/377108359
Or dial: 929 436 2866  or +1 669 900 6833     Meeting ID: 377 108 359

Join the Facebook Page (coming soon)

 
  Ministry Network Description:  This network is for to assist those who lead world youth day groups to connect. Discussions will be focused on preparation for world youth day, how to gain meaningful experiences at world youth day, and provide follow up ideas.   Moderators:     Paul Morisi ,  Paul Jarzembowski , and  Armando Cervantes    Information coming soon...

Ministry Network Description: This network is for to assist those who lead world youth day groups to connect. Discussions will be focused on preparation for world youth day, how to gain meaningful experiences at world youth day, and provide follow up ideas.

Moderators: Paul Morisi, Paul Jarzembowski, and Armando Cervantes

Information coming soon...

  Ministry Network Description:  To dialogue with others around the country about the needs and issues that go with Multiparish/Cluster youth ministry. The Network will address the current issues and needs in this type of ministry and work with others who are inquiring about this ministry.   Moderators:   Milissa Thibodeaux ,  Maria Cooky Perez , and  Wayne Winter    Information coming soon...       

Ministry Network Description: To dialogue with others around the country about the needs and issues that go with Multiparish/Cluster youth ministry. The Network will address the current issues and needs in this type of ministry and work with others who are inquiring about this ministry.

Moderators: Milissa Thibodeaux, Maria Cooky Perez, and Wayne Winter

Information coming soon...

 

 

 
  Ministry Network Description:  A kindred group  to discuss strategies and best practices in ministry to and with Catholic young adults.   Moderator:   Michal Horace    Information coming soon...

Ministry Network Description: A kindred group  to discuss strategies and best practices in ministry to and with Catholic young adults.

Moderator: Michal Horace

Information coming soon...

  Ministry Network Description:  To connect youth ministers and volunteers who serve youth in national youth serving organizations, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Catholic Daughters of America,Camp Fire, etc. We will talk about how to raise awareness of the religious recognition awards to help youth connect their scouting experience with their faith and discuss best practices as well as share resources.   Moderators:   Jill Heink ,  Cathy Becker , and  Alison Tate    Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET  Join via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/449598151  Or dial: 929 436 2866  or +1 669 900 6833     Meeting ID: 449 598 151   Join the Facebook Page (coming soon)

Ministry Network Description: To connect youth ministers and volunteers who serve youth in national youth serving organizations, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Catholic Daughters of America,Camp Fire, etc. We will talk about how to raise awareness of the religious recognition awards to help youth connect their scouting experience with their faith and discuss best practices as well as share resources.

Moderators: Jill Heink, Cathy Becker, and Alison Tate

Next Online Gathering:  Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/449598151
Or dial: 929 436 2866  or +1 669 900 6833     Meeting ID: 449 598 151

Join the Facebook Page (coming soon)

 

Register Here to Join a Current Ministry Network

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Note: You may only enter one choice per submission. Please submit a new form for each Ministry Network you wish to join. Thank you.

New Ministry Network Proposal Form

If you would like to submit a proposal for a national Ministry Network, complete the form below. Proposals require title, suggested topics for discussion and names and contact information for network moderators (who must be NFCYM members). Proposals are reviewed monthly by an NFCYM Board Committee. 

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Provide a brief description of this Ministry Network and a sampling of topics that you hope would be addressed by it.
List at least three NFCYM Member and include contact information (diocese/organization, email) who would be willing to serve as moderators for this Ministry Network.
How often do you anticipate the Network gathering (monthly, 4 or 6 times a year, etc...) and do you anticipate a time frame when the Network will conclude its existence?
List up to five potential network members with e-mail contacts (do not include yourself or any moderators listed above).