The Called to Accompany series invites youth ministry leaders and volunteers to learn and explore the many aspects that make a parish youth ministry successful. Through videos and group discussion, leaders and volunteers are encouraged to respond to Pope Francis' call to accompany the youth towards a deep and fulfilling relationship with Christ and His Church.
Completing both Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Pillars 1-8) will fulfill all of your Youth Ministry Methods certification hours. These are hours to be completed past your Basic Certification hours.
Important Documents to Read
Renewing the Vision - this is the latest framework for Catholic Youth Ministry published by the USCCB.
Christus Vivit - Pope Francis’ latest exhortation on young people and the church.
Paul Jarzembowski from the USCCB discussed "Christus Vivit" on the July 17, 2020 weekly PCL call. Watch his explanation here.
Download a FREE Abbreviated Study Guide from OSV here
Order the NFCYM Comprehensive Christus Vivit Study Guide here ($14.98)
Youth must be under adult supervision at all times. Chaperones are expected to support the parish leadership in providing supervision of the youth. It is recommended that parish Youth Ministers and Chaperones review the Code of Conduct and expectations in compliance with the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s safe environment policies to ensure safety and cooperation.
Joey Martinek, Director of Respect Life Ministry, leads us through three sessions further explaining and exploring Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. If you’ve ever wanted to know what TOB is all about, listen to these sessions. Recorded November, 2020.
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The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. View their webpage to find help resources and information.
Sometimes we need a speaker for an event or a retreat, but our budget is next to nothing. I know there are some youth ministers in the Archdiocese that have given talks in the past who would be happy to help you out! If you are interested in offering to speak at an event or are looking for one, please fill out the Google Sheet with your information.