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Parish Youth Ministry
Welcome! Here you can find links to a diversity of resources for youth ministry. There are amazing tools that can be used creatively to make your ministry attractive, powerful and dynamic. Be sure to discern and plan well with your team and parish priest. What age group(s) are you working with? What cultural backgrounds are you dealing with? What makes your parish community unique? What are the current trends in the world of youth? What are their needs in their faith? These and other factors are important to consider as you embark on initiating or improving your parish youth ministry. Consider doing a needs assessment in your parish before you take any big steps.
As a guide for parish priests and youth leaders we have published the Youth Forum Manual which is a detailed illustration of our own Archdiocesan organisational structure from parish level to Archdiocesan level. This source will guide you in your initial steps of laying the foundations for your parish youth ministry. You can order one here.
Be sure to be on the lookout for our annual Archdiocese of Johannesburg Youth Leaders’ Conference aka AJYLC. Here we train youth leaders to grow their own spirituality and their parish youth ministry. Please contact us for any further information or inquiries.
Be passionate. Be excited. Be courageous. Be prayerful. All for God’s glory!