Center for Ministry Development, Fargo


  • Date: 5/5/2017
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Pastoral Center, Fargo

Just as we are getting used to the Millennials, along comes Generation Z, which includes youth born in the mid to late 1990s, 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.

This workshop will share the research about Gen Z youth and their families along with effective ways for parishes to engage youth and their families. We will include practical ideas and starting points within these topics as we explore the ministry implications for youth ministry, catechesis, sacramental preparation and parish life:

• 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

The workshop will be Friday, May 5 at the Diocesan Offices in Fargo and Saturday, May 6 at Holy Family Church in Grand Forks. This workshop is designed for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of adolescents—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation, catechists, Confirmation preparation leaders, and service/social concerns leaders.

Cost is $20, which includes handouts, light continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Kathy Loney at (701) 356-7902. To register go to

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