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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.

  Ministry Network Description: T o 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    Next Online Gathering:   October 16 at 4 pm ET Topic: faculty/staff and parent formation    Join via Zoom:   https://zoom.us/j/694327262      Join the Facebook Page     Campus Ministry Network's Google Drive     Campus Ministry Google Group

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

Next Online Gathering: October 16 at 4 pm ET
Topic: faculty/staff and parent formation

Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/694327262


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Campus Ministry Network's Google Drive
Campus Ministry Google Group

  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 ,  Paul Mach , and  Dave Neeson    Next Online Gathering: October 30 at 2:00 pm ET Zoom Link:   https://zoom.us/j/821666274     Join the Facebook Page

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, Paul Mach, and Dave Neeson

Next Online Gathering: October 30 at 2:00 pm ET
Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/821666274

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  Ministry Network Description:  Support and resource-sharing for those serving as diocesan level staff responsible for Youth Minisries. 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    Next Online Gathering: October 24 at 2 PM ET.  Topic:  Best Practices for Planning Diocesan Events  Zoom Link:   https://zoom.us/j/623413121     Join the Facebook Page

Ministry Network Description: Support and resource-sharing for those serving as diocesan level staff responsible for Youth Minisries. 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

Next Online Gathering: October 24 at 2 PM ET.
Topic: Best Practices for Planning Diocesan Events
Zoom Link:
https://zoom.us/j/623413121

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  Mission: Ministry Network Description:  A network to name/claim/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    Next Online Gathering: October - TBD     Join the Facebook Page

Mission: Ministry Network Description: A network to name/claim/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

Next Online Gathering: October - TBD

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  Ministry Network Description:  This network is to connect and assist those who lead World Youth Day groups from the United States. Discussions will be focused on preparation for World Youth Day, how to gain meaningful experiences at World Youth Day, and provide follow up ideas.   Moderators:     Paul Morisi ,  Paul Jarzembowski , and  Armando Cervantes     Join the Facebook Page

Ministry Network Description: This network is to connect and assist those who lead World Youth Day groups from the United States. Discussions will be focused on preparation for World Youth Day, how to gain meaningful experiences at World Youth Day, and provide follow up ideas.

Moderators: Paul Morisi, Paul Jarzembowski, and Armando Cervantes

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  Ministry Network Description:  To dialogue with others around the country about the needs and issues that go with Multiparish/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    Next Online Gathering: Coming Soon     Join the Facebook Page

Ministry Network Description: To dialogue with others around the country about the needs and issues that go with Multiparish/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

Next Online Gathering: Coming Soon

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  Ministry Network Description:  A kindred group to discuss strategies and best practices in ministry to and with Catholic young adults.   Moderator:   Christina Hannon , Others TBD   Information coming soon...

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

Moderator: Christina Hannon, Others TBD

Information coming soon...

  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    Next Online Gathering:  Coming Soon    Join the Facebook Page

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

Next Online Gathering: Coming Soon

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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    Information coming soon..

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

Information coming soon..