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.

Find out more of how to become a member of NFCYM

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. 

Current Ministry Networks

The current listings and moderators for Ministry Networks are below. New networks can be formed at any time using the proposal submission process on this page.

High School Campus Ministers and Religion Teachers

Catholic Youth Sports

  • Moderators:  
    • Stephen Morris: stephenmichaelmorris@gmail.com
    • Paul Mach: pmach@dioceseofjoliet.org
    • Dave Neeson: wordandlifeym@gmail.com
  • Sampling of Discussion Topics:
    • How do we practically incorporate faith with sports?

    • Best practices in training coaches

    • Reasons for connecting YM and sports

    • What makes sports “Catholic”?

    • Ministering to parents

    • Engaging clergy

    • Coaches training

    • Praying with youth

  • Next Online Gathering (click link to sign on): Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:30 ET/ 4:30 CT/ 3:30 MT/ 2:30 PT (using Zoom)
  • Join: View Membership options.

Register Here to Be Added to the Catholic Youth Sports Ministry Network

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Please select your current membership category. To review NFCYM Membership categories go to: http://www.nfcym.org/membership/
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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. 

Name *
Daytime Phone
Daytime Phone
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 Members and include contact information (diocese/organization, e-mail) 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)

For More Information or Questions about Ministry Networks Contact:

  • Michael Theisen - NFCYM Staff Liaison -  miket@nfcym.org / 202-674-4209
  • Paul Morisi - NFCYM Ministry Network Board Committee Chair:  pmorisi@diobrook.org / 718.965.7300, Ext. 5556