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 recording will be sent to all registered so be sure to register whether or not you are able to attend the live presentation.
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View the Recordings from the Amoris Laetitia Webinar Series
The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis
Presenters: Ela Milewska, Dr. Bob Rice and Miriam Hidalgo - Moderated by Michael Theisen
May 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
A helpful examination of the newly published document by the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis. "The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis" will be presented by its primary authors,who will break open the document and provide suggestions for how to best utilize the content locally to help parishes and catechists embrace the vision and components outlined in this document. This session will be recorded and available for review to anyone having registered for the webinar.
Can You Hear Me Now? : Strengthening the Spiritual and Prayer Lives of Middle Schoolers
Presenter: Lindsey West, Diocese of Sacramento
May 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
Have you ever tried getting middle schoolers to pray only to have at least one student who doesn't know what's going on, a few who know the prayer, and many who couldn't care less? Whether you're a youth minister, teacher, DRE, or play some other role in the faith lives of middle schoolers, it's possible to lead them deeper than most people imagine. We will discuss techniques, styles, and approaches to helping middle schoolers develop and deepen maturing spiritual and prayer lives.
Lindsey West has been ministering to middle schoolers, high schoolers and young adults since 2004. She is a musician, speaker, and has written numerous resources for middle school ministry. Lindsey has also been a retreat facilitator and speaker for parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese of San Francisco and Diocese of San Jose. She has also coordinated Diocesan youth retreats and young adult retreats. While she loves youth and young adult ministry as a whole, middle school ministry holds a special place in her heart, having facilitated diocesan level training and presented on middle school ministry several times for the regional Faith Formation Conference held in Santa Clara, California and at NCCYM in the past. Lindsey, her husband, and their toddler, recently moved up to the Sacramento area and she now serves as the Youth Ministry Coordinator for a parish nearby.
Creating the Ultimate Youth Retreat
Presenter: Joe Melendrez
June 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT
What does it take to build and create the ultimate youth retreat? How can you create retreat activities designed specifically for your students? What's the best way to train retreat leaders? All these answers and more will be answered in this webinar which will provide relevant and insightful ways to improve and enhance your retreat creation process. From ice-breakers to prayer experiences, this presentation will inspire you to build the ultimate youth retreat!
Joe Melendrez is a professional youth minister, inspirational speaker and Catholic performer who is always seeking new opportunities to bring forth the Kingdom of God. Joe's music covers a wide variety of faith-focused topics, from understanding the sacraments, to preparing for heaven! Joe has been ministering full-time for the Lord for over ten years, and he specializes in innovative forms of evangelization such as God Swagg Apparel, a cutting edge faith-based clothing line designed to help you REP WHAT YOU BELIEVE. Joe's spiritual retreats are engaging and truly transformative. His B.A. in Religious Studies allows him to seamlessly provide rich content, while cultivating an exciting faith-filled experience.