Youth Ministry Models and Methods
Recommended Links for Renewing the Vision:
Renewing the Vision - full online document from the USCCB
Renovemos La Vision - full Spanish document from the USCCB
Living the Vision for Catholic Youth Ministry: Celebrating Renewing the Vision by Tom East, Director, Center for Ministry Development
Effective Youth Ministry Practices and Models by Tom East, Director, Center for Ministry Development
Renewing the Vision Goal and Component Summary prepared by the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington
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