Brisbane’s Parish Youth Ministry Services (PYMS) co-ordinator, Michael Hart, has been at the centre of Movers and Shakers’ development from the start.
He said the program continued to challenge and inspire young people in the development of their full potential as leaders.
‘My hope is that these young leaders will go back to their communities whether it be parish or school and use some of the skills that they have developed during Movers and Shakers,’ Michael said.
‘At a time when the Church is challenged by declining Mass attendance, suspicion of institutions and a movement towards alternative spiritualities there needs to be a strong emphasis placed on the development of young people, particularly in the area of leadership development.’
He said there was a community of Movers and Shakers participants who had been part of the program over the last 10 years that had impacted on ministry with young people.
‘This commonality is something that can be built upon in the establishment of youth and young adult networks across the state. ‘Movers and Shakers is nationally acclaimed for its process and organisational framework.’
For more information on Movers and Shakers 2003 contact PYMS or your diocesan youth office.
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