The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Youngstown invites adults who work with middle school, high school and college-aged youth in a parish, school, or club setting, to take advantage of online classes being offered this winter:
Jan. 4 – 18, 2013 – The Component of Catechesis (M4): Participants will be able to utilize the aims, principles, processes, and methods of catechesis with youth in implementing faith formation.
Feb. 1 – 22, 2013 – The Dimension of Family and Community (M5): Participants will be able to facilitate the development of community among youth, their families, and within the church and society, including the development of small faith communities by youth from different cultures, spiritualties, or pastoral models.
March 8 – 22, 2013 – The Component of Evangelization (M6): Participants will be able to invite youth into intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and empower them to live and witness as disciples in today’s world.
The primary professor for these classes will be Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D., who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (psychology) at McNeese State University in 1985, a Master’s degree in religious education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University in 2001. She holds national certificates in youth ministry, e-learning design, and online education. She received the 2002 National Youth Ministry Award from the NFCYM for contributions nationally to the field of Catholic Youth Ministry. She has served in parish, school, diocesan and university ministry settings for the past 30 years. In May of 2000, she co-founded Ministry Training Source, an organization committed to the education and formation of ministry leaders by providing customized ministry formation solutions. Presently, she serves as an international educator, researcher, and consultant for the fields of lay ecclesial ministry, youth ministry, and e-learning.
Based on the National Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministry Youth Ministry Specialization, this program consists of twelve modules that will provide tools for dynamic and meaningful ministries for the youth of today. The program is built sequentially, but students can start with any course (except #12). Students may take as many or as few modules as desired.
Each module has been approved for 10 General Hours (Course 4 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, assistance with technology as needed, and facilitation by Ministry Training Source-trained facilitators, plus $15 for a course book. For students seeking college credit, take 3 modules per semester to comprise a course for $110, plus tuition rates, plus $45 for course books.
A program brochure has been posted on the diocesan website at: http://www.doy.org/images/PDF/ArticlesInfo/webversionofbrochure2012.pdf
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OY&YAM) serves as a resource for faith communities in the diocese in providing comprehensive outreach to high school teens as well as to young adults. The OY&YAM assists with including the ‘Church of Tomorrow’ into the ‘Church of Today.’ For further information, contact Cindee Case, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at (330) 744-8451.