BRISBANE archdiocese is offering opportunities for more people to train in youth ministry in the lead up to World Youth Day 2008.
Archdiocesan Youth and Children’s Ministry development officer Malcolm Hart said Serving God’s Young People, an Institute of Faith Education accredited training program, offered parishes the opportunity to develop key ministry leaders.
Eleven people across five Brisbane deaneries have enrolled in the course which started last week.
It is part of a three-year Strategic Focus on Ministry with Young People announced at the Brisbane launch of World Youth Day 2008 last July.
Most of the participants are volunteers already involved in youth ministry in their parishes.
“This is a high quality course for people involved with youth on a voluntary basis or who want to be employed in youth ministry in the future,” Malcolm said.
“Parishes need to start thinking about how best to minister to young people and make the most of the World Youth Day event and experience.”
Youth and Children’s Ministry will offer workshops in February to break open the archdiocesan framework on ministry with young people.
Throughout the year a further range of workshops will also be held on how to start a youth group, develop youth leadership, prepare a youth Mass, and much more.
For more information on any of these workshops phone Youth and Children’s Ministry on (07) 3336 9168 or email email@example.com
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