Recommended Links for Renewing the Vision:
- Renewing the Vision – full online document from the USCCB
- Renovemos La Visión – 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.
- Radiate Christ: Become a Parish Who Accompanies Young People – How to apply the direction of Christus Vivit in parishes.
- Acompañamiento: Transforming Parish Ministry with Youth (English)
- Acompañamiento: Transformación del ministerio parroquial con los jóvenes (español)
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
- RESOUND: Solidarity and Common Good (and Leader Guide) – a guide for a one-day service immersion experience for families, youth, and young adults (NFCYM Members – access additional guides for projects on caring for creation and dignity of life, click here)
- 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
- Discover Your Neighbor – This website by Maryknoll provides material to engage youth with a culture of Missionary Discipleship as agents of faith, love, and service