Mr Hart said youth ministers needed to evangelise, catechise and provide outlets for mission or service.
He said nationally there was “definitely a cry for practical tools and strategies for engaging youth” but also a need to provide solid formation for youth ministers about best practice among young people.
Individuals in youth groups should be seen as the priority for youth ministers.
“We need to have critical reflections on youth ministry being from the group to the individual,” Mr Hart said.
“You can’t take a whole group from A to B, but you can focus on where the individual is at.”
Darra-Jindalee parish youth minister Stephanie Unger also had an “affirming” experience at the national convention.
Mrs Unger said workshops and keynotes helped her to create a “a good game plan” for the 30 young people in the parish youth group.
“Now it’s about trying to empower youth to be leaders in the group, not just being part of the group,” Mrs Unger said.
Brisbane’s Ignite Conference co-ordinator Luke Plant said the variety of youth ministry styles meant young people should always be able to find a place to live their faith.
“It was great to gather with people around the country who have a whole variety of charisms for young people,” Mr Plant said.
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