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Brand New To Youth Ministry? These are the First Things You Need to Know

August 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar is free and open to all – spread the word! 

Presented by Chris Wesley and Moderated by Michael Theisen

If you are brand new to ministry, whether volunteer or paid, it’s important to know where to begin. To reach the young Church with limited resources and support, we have not just to work harder but smarter. That means going into your first year of ministry with the wisdom to slow down and talk with the people around you to learn how to focus on what matters most. This webinar will take the new leader through some of the first things you need to do and know to build a healthy and sustainable ministry, including:

  • Leadership that is leading and feeding
  • Building a dynamic team of volunteers
  • Clarity around the role and partnership with parents
  • A student leadership pipeline
  • Sustainable and Intentional ministry structures

Following the webinar, Michael Theisen will debut NFCYM’s new online training program “First Things: A Formative Journey for New Youth Ministry Leaders” which will begin this fall. Learn how parishes, dioceses, and even regions can support their brand new ministry leaders (whether paid or volunteer) so they get started on the right track by doing the first things, first.


Christopher Wesley is the founder of Marathon Youth Ministry Inc, a consulting company for youth ministers and churches. He is also the full-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Cockeysville, MD where he oversees middle and high school youth ministry. Chris shares his experiences through this site and through his books Rebuilding Youth Ministry (Ave Maria Press 2015) and Rebuilding Confirmation (Ave Maria Press 2017). As a ministry consultant, Chris helps youth workers and parishes reach their goals and grow in their leadership. He is married to his wife Kate and together, they have two sons Matthew and Benjamin.


Registration Link: https://nfcym-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D3OzJ82oQla1eJkSwKmNUg


August 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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(202) 636-3825
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