Youth Ministry Training

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
800 N Main St
Ida Grove



3:00 Welcome

3:05 – 4:15 Session 1

4:15 – 4:25 Break

4:25 – 5:15 Session 2

5:15 – 5:30 Break

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner

6:00 – 7:00 Session 3

7:00 – 7:15 Break

7:15 – 8:15 Session 4

8:15 – 8:30 Closing Thoughts and Wrap Up

Come and go to each session as your schedule allows! For example, if you can’t make it to the first two sessions, come to the second two! 

Please RSVP to which sessions (including dinner) you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough materials and meals

Session 1:

Comprehensive Youth Ministry 

We will begin by taking a step back and seeing what we are doing that is working and what isn’t. Too often in ministry, we are too busy to step back and strategize so this is how we will begin the day. We will look at what the Bishops call for in youth ministry and how we can actually accomplish it.

Session 2:

Small Groups, Small Groups, Small Groups

So often, we talk about the importance of small groups but struggle to make them successful. We will discuss how to be a small group, how to train good small group leaders, and also how to run successful small group based youth ministry

Session 3:

Building and Maintaining an Outstanding Team

We can’t do good youth ministry alone. We need the help of the parish community, parents and teens to get everything done well. We will talk about how to build a leadership team & parent board.

Session 4:

What Every Youth Minister Needs to Know 

This will be a catch-all for anything you think we needed to cover throughout the day. Large Q & A session and answering common youth ministry leader struggles.


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