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Advocacy #5

We understand that effective ministry requires a team


This approach involves a wide diversity of adult and youth leaders in a variety of roles necessary for comprehensive ministry. Ministry coordinators have a central role in facilitating the people, programming, and resources of the faith community on behalf of a comprehensive ministry effort with young people. Ministry coordinators alert the whole community to its responsibility for young people, draw forth the community's gifts and resources, and encourage and empower the community to minister with young people. Of special importance to effective ministry with young people is cooperation among the leaders, ministries, and programs in a faith community as they work together in a common effort to achieve the three goals of the Church's ministry with youth. (Renewing the Vision)


Effective and comprehensive pastoral ministry with young people calls for a collaborative, team approach for ministry where adult and youth leaders are to be valued and recognized for their leadership. Representatives from all areas of ministry in the parish serve on the team and the composition of the team should be reflective of the diversity of the parish. The skills and spirituality of adult and youth leaders are nurtured.

Suggested Implementation

Methods for Evaluation

Within the same calendar year as you attempt to address this concern, delegate individuals, both young and old, to ask: