Youth Ministry Resource Site: Models and Methods

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry provides this Resource Site to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

This Resource Site is continually being updated and developed and we are always seeking best resources for use by ministry leaders in parishes, schools and dioceses across the country. If you have resources to share, please use the button to submit them at any time.


  • Ministering to Youth: What is Catholic YM (RTV, Components, Goals, Pastoral Juvenil)
  • Understanding Youth: Adolescent Development
  • Ministering with Parents and Families: SCF
  • Accompanying Youth: Relational Ministry
  • Gathering Youth: Models and Methods
  • Praying with Youth: Prayer Services, Liturgy, Adoration
  • Forming Youth: Adolescent Catechesis/Confirmation (NIAC Site)
  • Missioning Youth: Evangelization
  • Empowering Youth: Leadership Development
  • Discernment and Vocation
  • Ministry in Unique Settings (Sports, Campus Ministry, etc..) – connect to Ministry Networks.
  • Celebrating Youth: World Youth Day (US celebration and International Pilgrimage)
  • Questions? Member to Member (Ask an Expert, Submit a Resource, Highlight a Helpful Book/Resource)