Youth Ministry Models and Methods

Recommended Links for Renewing the Vision:

Ministering with Parents and Families

  • Vibrant Faith at Home - a group of ministry leaders who care most about helping experience God’s presence in the world through coaching, training, and projects.

  • Loyola Press Sunday Connection - a guide to Sunday readings by Loyola Press

  • Loyola Press Family Prayers - a collection of family prayers by Loyola Press

  • OSV Lifelong Catechesis - an organization dedicated to serve the church through providing catechetical resources based in the reflection and study of Sacred Scripture for members of the faith community

  • Growing Up Catholic - parish resources that coaches and empowers parents to form their own children in faith

  • At Home with our Faith - a newsletter that offers creative ideas and tested strategies for parents to hand on a living faith to their children, while deepening their own faith in the process

  • Parent Further - a helpful guide to developmental overview of different age groups

  • Fathers for Good - a website by the Knights of Columbus that provides helpful resources for all men

Forming Youth: Adolescent Catechesis/Confirmation

  • Catholic Youth Bible - A bible designed for young people to enter in, be nourished and be transformed.

  • The Catholic Faith Handbook - An understandable and down-to-earth book to all things Catholic, whether you are brushing up on specific Catholic terms and concepts or learning them for the first time.

  • Dynamic Catholic - An organization dedicated to re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.

  • Cultivation Ministries - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing  disciple-making, Catholic youth ministry through training resources.

Gathering Youth: Models and Methods

  • Interlinc - A member oriented organization that highlights gathering youth through music ministry.

Praying with Youth: Prayer Services, Liturgy, Adoration

  • Loyola Press - A website full of traditional Catholic prayers, 3-minute retreats, daily inspirations, Ignatian Spirituality, Arts and Fatih, Liturgical Calendars, and much more

  • Franciscan Media - A website dedicated to spreading the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis which includes: minute meditations and the saint of the day

  • Sacred Space - A website that provides daily prayers and practices through Ignatian Spirituality

  • Five Loaves - A ministry that provides methods, online resources and event opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal

  • Vision Vocation Network - Comprehensive resources for those seeking information on Catholic religious vocations and men’s and women’s religious communities. 

  • WorshipNow - A hymnal that is a powerhouse of prayerful, spirit-filled songs that will inspire men and women to enter into full and active participation at Mass.

Service and Social Justice

  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Youth Ministry Resources - A small pamphlet by the USCCB that contains essential resources for social justice

  • CRS Education - An asset that provides a deeper look into the lives of our brothers and sisters around the world with prayers and programs

  • CRS Resource - A collection of ministry tools for prayer, formation and action with a global perspective

  • Catholic Climate Covenant - An organization that inspires and equips people and institutions to care for creation and care for the poor

  • Just Faith Ministries - A ministry that invites and prepares people of faith for the life-changing and world-changing call of the Gospel to help heal the world

  • Living Water International - An organization commissioned to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "living water"—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

  • Food Fast - An initiative by CRS that connects the tradition of Catholic fasting with global hunger

  • Poverty USA - An initiative by CCHD that looks to solve the problem of poverty in the USA

  • Catholic Volunteer Network - An organization that fosters and promotes volunteer service opportunities