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What is a Ministry Network?

Ministry Networks are sponsored by the NFCYM to support the development of the field of youth and young adult ministry through ongoing conversations centering around current issues, struggles, strategies, and best practices. The moderators for each Ministry Network use online apps (Zoom, Facebook, Google Groups, etc...) to gather interested colleagues together around pertinent topical areas to share, resource, discuss, and ask questions among others within the network. There is no cost to be involved in a Ministry Network, just a commitment to be responsive to others in the Network. You may join as many Networks as you wish. 

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The listing of existing Ministry Networks is below. To join any of them, click on the box

New networks can be formed at any time. To propose a new Ministry Network, click here. Note that only a current NFCYM member may submit a proposal for a new Ministry Network. Proposed moderators must also be NFCYM members.

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Ministry Network Description:

Support and resource-sharing for those serving as diocesan level staff responsible for Youth Ministries. Discussion topics include: Best Practices for Parish Consultations; Policies, Guidelines and Forms; Training adults for ministry; Developing young leaders; Collaborating with other diocesan offices; Fostering cooperative relationships between Catholic schools and parishes.



Moderators:

Cindee Case, Lisa Gomes, and Pat Kane

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Ministry Network Description:

Transforming the world for Jesus Christ, the Justice & Service Network seeks to strengthen and support the efforts of youth ministers who provide experiences of encountering Christ through intentional service connected to the Catholic faith.

Moderators:

Kristin Witte, Mare Ernesto, Paul Flores, and Joan Weber

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Ministry Network Description:

To dialogue with others around the country about the needs and issues that go with multi-parish and cluster youth ministry. The Network will address the current issues and needs in this type of ministry and work with others who are inquiring about this ministry.

Moderators:

Milissa Thibodeaux, Maria Cooky Perez, and Wayne Winter

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Ministry Network Description:

A network to name, claim, and promote and celebrate the depth of diversity including those on the peripheries within our organization and the broader church.

Moderators:

Amy Elkins, Andrea de la Roca, and Annette Turner

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Ministry Network Description:

To gather Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers to discuss and share resources on topics such as retreats, service/immersion experiences, liturgies and prayer environment, faculty development, curriculum & framework overviews and partnering between CM and religion teachers, handling “hot topics”, and peer leadership.

Moderators:

Cari White, Chris Miller, and Jeff Traylor

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Ministry Network Description: To gather those involved at all levels of Catholic youth sports programs to discuss topics such as Incorporating faith with sports, best practices in training coaches, reasons for connecting YM and sports, what makes sports Catholic, ministering to parents, engaging clergy, and praying with youth

Moderators: Stephen Morris, Dave Neeson, Ela Milewska and Kevin Molm

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Ministry Network Description:

To connect youth ministers and volunteers who serve youth in national youth serving organizations, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Catholic Daughters of America,Camp Fire, etc. We will talk about how to raise awareness of the religious recognition awards to help youth connect their scouting experience with their faith and discuss best practices as well as share resources.

Moderators: Jill Heink, Cathy Becker, and Alison Tate

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Ministry Network Description: A kindred group to discuss strategies and best practices in ministry to and with Catholic young adults.

Moderators:

Christina Hannon and Michal Horace

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Ministry Network Description:

A kindred group who work with young people in camps, retreats, and outdoor ministries. Issues that will be discussed include programming, prayer, staff development, facilities, budgets and administration.

Moderators:

Shawn and Anne Madden, Jeff Hoeben, and John Egan

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