The Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry invites adults who work with middle school, high school and college-aged youth, whether in a parish, school, or organizational setting, to take advantage of the online classes being offered this winter:
Based on the National Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministry Youth Ministry Specialization, this Youth Ministry Online Training (YMOT) program consists of eight modules that will provide tools for dynamic and meaningful ministries with the young people of today! The program is built sequentially, but students can start with any course. Students may take as many or as few modules as desired.
Starting January 18, 2021, “Cultivating a Culture of Encounter through Evangelization, Catechesis and Community Life” will assist students to facilitate opportunities for young people to grow in intimate relationship with Jesus and empower them to live and witness as disciples in today’s world. The classes include reading, discussions, light research, and practical applications.
Module 2A “Fundamentals of Evangelization and Catechesis with Adolescents” will run through February 14, followed with Module 2B “Forming a Consequential Faith in Adolescents” through March 22.
Each module has been approved for 10 General Hours (Course 3A earns 10 hours in Forming Adolescents as Disciples) by the Diocesan Office of Religious Education. Fees are$40 per module to include access to the online materials, course book, and facilitation by trained facilitators.
The registration form has been posted online at: https://youngstownoyyam.weebly.com/ymot–youth-ministry-online-training.html The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OY&YAM) exists to serve as a resource for faith communities in the diocese in providing comprehensive outreach to high school teens as well as to young adults (post high school through age 39). The OY&YAM assists with including the ‘Church of Tomorrow’ into the ‘Church of Today.’ For further information, contact Cindee Case in the office at (330) 744-8451, ext. 280.