One of my favorite approaches to youth ministry was taught to me by a dear friend and mentor. He always told me to, “trick them into learning.” It’s a simple philosophy – even Mary Poppins had it down. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. And in this technological age, multimedia is a [...]
Parent Ministry is a HUGE part of youth ministry. If we are to effectively minister to the youth, we must understand the limitations with it. We will never be nearly as effective in reaching teens as their parents are able to be. Our role is to partner with the parents in their responsibility to minister [...]
Young Neighbors in Action is CMD’s week-long, summer, service learning experience for older adolescents, with programs in the United States. They have announced their dates and locations for 2013. For more information about Young Neighbors, go to their website here Or you can check out their promo video below as well! Have you ever been involved with [...]
A few months ago we held our first ever voting contest here at the Catholic Youth Ministry Hub. Our goal was to collect several of the greatest Catholic Youth Ministry Posts of all time. Now we know that our ministry is a bit new, our following is limited, but we are happy with the results. [...]
This a great new Catholic Youth Ministry Training video from Tom Lelyo that can be used to help train and form your youth ministry in leading small groups. Tom goes through 10 practical tips that will help any small group leader think about how they are leading. This is an excellent introductory video that hits dead on many of the rookie mistakes made in youth ministry small groups.
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) has been known for putting out great content in many different areas. They have a section on their website that is devoted to Lifelong Faith Formation. After reviewing some of the materials available through their site on the Fashioning Faith resource, we were very intrigued and excited about the [...]
In great anticipation for the next re:Build Conference on April 19th, we wanted to bring attention to the ministry of Rebuild My Church and decided to ask them a few questions. Enjoy the interview below! In a few sentences can you describe what re:Build is? re:Build is the major project of www.rebuildmychurch.org. It is a [...]
A new movie is coming to town on March 23. October Baby is a pro-life movie about an abortion survivor that goes on a journey to meet her birth mother. This movie is sure to be an incredible tool in youth ministry and will be great for discussions and healing among your ministry. The clips [...]