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NFCYM Webinars

These one-hour formational events are a member service offered free of charge to all ministry leaders and volunteers. All webinars are recorded. A link to the webinar recording is sent to all registered after the session is completed so be sure to register even if you cannot attend the live session.


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Is Your Parish Ready to Grow Young?

September 18 at 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Leisa Anslinger          Moderator: Jane Angha

What do parishes that intentionally engage their young people have in common? What can we learn from their experience? How do we engage parents, leading them to live and grow in faith as families (or domestic churches)? Explore this vital topic and learn what you can do to help your parish “grow young.” 

Leisa Anslinger is a frequent presenter at national and diocesan conferences as well as parish leadership days. She is the Director of Catholic Life and Faith, a center for pastoral leadership development. She is a certified Growing Young speaker and trainer. Her most recent projects include: Grateful Disciples and The Bridges Leadership Series. Leisa is a contributing author for Twenty-Third Publications and Liturgy Training Publications. She is a founding team member of the Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community. Leisa and her husband, Steve are the parents of two young adult children, Mike and Carrie and grandparents of Patrick and Cecilia. 


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NCYC 2019 Kick Off Event – Let the Planning Begin! 

October 2, 2018 2:00 PM EDT
Featuring Maureen Gross, Antonia Garza, Kevin Feyen.    Moderated by Michael Theisen

It’s time to come together to take a closer look at how to best prepare for the 2019 NCYC to be held November 21-23, 2019 in Indianapolis. Whether this is your first event or your fifteenth, you’ll certainly be rewarded by tuning in and taking notes on some techniques and effective strategies in navigating the planning process. All potential delegation leaders and members of their coordinating teams are invited to register.


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A New Mission In Catholic Youth Ministry

October 9 at 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Rich Curran        Moderator: Adam Ganucheau

Forming Missional Disciples is more than icebreakers and activities. It requires focused efforts of formation and hands-on training to apprentice young people into the life and mission of Christ and His Church. In this session we will look at the parish organizational structures and support systems necessary to design and implement a multi-faceted ministry that specifically addresses the diverse formation needs of youth and families on a variety of spiritual development levels. 

Rich Curran is the founder and executive director of Parish Success Group, a Catholic non-profit organization that provides on-site coaching to parishes and dioceses getting them to grow in size and spiritual depth. Rich is the author of We Lack For Nothing: Five Essentials To Grow the Church. He is a regular presenter at national, regional and diocesan Catholic conferences, school assemblies, parish missions and staff leadership days. 


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NCYC 2019 - Promoting NCYC in Your Diocese: Tips, Tricks and Templates

Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm ET
Featuring Maureen Gross, Antonia Garza, Sean Robinson, Don Smith, and Paul Sifuentes.   Moderated by Michael Theisen

This session will feature a host of delegation leaders collectively sharing their insights, wisdom and helpful strategies for promoting NCYC throughout their diocese with suggestions for how to grow a delegation and a process to intentionally prepare participants for this unique and dynamic pilgrimage of faith.


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The National Study of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders – Part II: What Did We Learn and How Should We Respond?

Tuesday, October 30 at 2:00 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale and a Panel of Ministry Leaders

There is a changing of the guard, so to speak, underway in Catholic Youth Ministry leadership, as the Baby Boomers retire and Millennials now are the majority of youth ministry leaders. This webinar will take a deep dive into the major findings of this study and serves as a follow-up to a previous webinar that shared the data from the study on a variety of demographics, and issues including salaries. Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale, the principal researcher on the study, will engage a panel of experts that range from Millennials to Boomers to reflect on the implications for the field of Catholic Youth Ministry.

Please note: The full-report on this study will be available to NFCYM members in October 2018. If you did not attend the first webinar, please consider watching the recording prior to this webinar.


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Spirituality Once-Removed

December 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST
Presenter:  Mike Patin        Moderator:  Alison Pope

Much of our time and effort is spent on soul care and spiritual formation of others. But how do we, as ministers, open OUR minds hearts and bodies to create space for God? Near-spiritual experiences are not enough.

Mike has worked in ministry settings since 1984, first as a high school teacher and coach, and then in diocesan ministry for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Since 2003, he has worked full time as a speaker and “faith horticulturist.” Throughout his ministry, Mike Patin has been privileged to speak to groups ranging from 10 to 23,000 in over 130 dioceses in the U.S. and Canada. He has spoken at parish missions, conferences, rallies, retreats, leadership institutes, and in-services, addressing youth, adults, families, clergy, seminarians, school faculties, businesses, athletic teams and hospital staffs. Mike lives in Lafayette, LA, with his wife, Marlene, and his daughter, Megan.


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