Great Catholic Reads: The Art of Forming Young Disciples

A few weeks ago as I was walking to my car after Mass I overheard a teen talking to someone about our youth group. She said she’s gone a few times, but she’s not friends with the other teens nor did she feel like she learned anything useful while she was there. So she hasn’t been back. It got me thinking about this book I just finished about youth ministry and what we can do to revolutionize our approach. … More Great Catholic Reads: The Art of Forming Young Disciples

A Focus on Middle School

When you hear “deep theological discussions” most people don’t immediate think “Middle School Youth Ministry.” But today I want to make you a little more curious about middle school students, the faith, and where the church can go this spring. Let’s choose one thing we can do to actively engage our middle school students in the faith … read more about why that’s important in today’s post! … More A Focus on Middle School

Relevant or Authentic

The number one concern people share on surveys regarding the “future of the Church” is how we will attract youth, young families, and young adults. They are missing from the pews … so what’s the first step in getting the back? Well, a hint: it’s not as complicated as you think; although it won’t be easy. … More Relevant or Authentic