Center for Ministry Development
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is offering a workshop on Generation Z presented by Center for Ministry Development.
Just as we are getting used to the Millennials, along comes Generation Z, which includes youth born in the mid to late 1990's, mostly to Gen X parents. These young people are tech savvy, social innovators, and are anxious to create a customized way to belong and contribute. We can accompany this generation by listening, learning and responding. We can create pathways and onramps for Gen Z youth so that we can share the Good News and include their many gifts and their seemingly boundless energy. we can also make a faith connection with Gen X parents that could spark faith growth for the whole family.
The workshop that CMD has planned out for all that attend will share the research about Gen Z youth and their families along with effective ways for parishes to engage youth and their families. The presenter, Joan Weber, will include practical ideas and starting points withing these topics as we explore the ministry implications for youth ministry, catechesis, sacramental preparation and parish life.
Some key elements to this workshop:
- Listening to and walking with Gen Z Youth
- Engaging their Parents and Families
- Making it Personal through Relationships and Formation
- Empowering the Innovators -- Letting their Faith Soar
- Transforming Ministries and Creating New Pathways
This workshop is for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of Adolescents, this includes pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation, catechists, service and social concerns leaders.
This workshop includes a light continental breakfast, lunch and handouts. Please register below:
Dates and Places:
- Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Diocese of Fargo, St. Gabriel Room (1st floor)
- Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND
Cost: $20/person. Make your check payable to the “Diocese of Fargo” and mail to:
Diocese of Fargo
Attention: Kathy Loney
5201 Bishops Blvd, Ste A
Fargo, ND 58104
Deadline to register: May 1, 2017.
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