LEAD Youth Ministry Workshop Day (formerly Blueprint) equips people working or volunteering in youth ministry with skills to effectively evangelise young people. The day includes a keynote presentation, workshops options for entry level and experienced youth ministers, networking opportunities and a delicious morning tea and lunch! All youth ministry leaders are welcome to attend however prior registration is essential and closes on 19 May.
Keynote Presentation: Justine Cumbo
Why big events? Big events play a massive role in the life of the Catholic Church and her people, from World Youth Day internationally to Australian Catholic Youth Festival and Rise Melbourne. Why are these large scale events so important? What is it about these events that make them worth doing over and over? And what are the benefits to attending these events? This keynote is going to look at the research and answer these questions.
Keynote Presentation: Alexandra Wedd
The fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival will be held in Perth in December and the Melbourne Archdiocese is planning to attend in HUGE numbers. Find out all you need to know about ACYF, how you can get your young people on board with the Melbourne pilgrimage and the next steps in strategically planning your involvement.
Workshops for Entry Level Youth Ministers
Models of youth ministry (Panel)
There are so many different ways that a youth group can be run. Finding the way that best suits your leaders and young people can be a challenge. In this workshop, a panel of youth ministers from different styles of parish-based youth groups will share their experiences and answer your questions about their model.
More than meets the eye: Breaking open the Mass (Fr John Paul Mount)
One of the most ancient traditions in the Catholic faith which gives us a glimpse into both the past and the future. This workshop will break open the Mass and explore the meaning and purpose of different parts. Go deeper in your own understanding so that you can share the depth of the Mass with your youth.
Keys to the seriously important stuff (Annaliese Ros)
Being a youth minister comes with the responsibility to do youth ministry safely. This can seem daunting, but this workshop shows how doing youth ministry safely is achievable for volunteers using common sense and following the guide to Seriously Important Things You Should Know.
Workshops for Experienced Youth Ministers
Tried, tested and true: How to find and use resources for talks (Andrew Sciberras)
As a youth minister, it can be tough finding and researching content for your youth group. Google can give you thousands of resources – but what’s reliable and true? This workshop will give you the skills to know what to look for and where to go when writing talks and sessions, and how to adapt material to meet the needs of your young people.
Treat yo’self: Self-care in ministry and life (Fr Dan Strickland)
Self care is important in all walks of life but especially when you are in a position of continual giving like youth ministry. This workshop will equip you with tools and knowledge to make sure that you are taking care of your wellbeing, so that you don’t end up burning out.
Money Money Money: Budgeting and finance in youth ministry (Brendan Lindsay)
Fundraising and budgeting is an essential part of the workings of a youth group and with ACYF on the horizon, it is even more important. This workshop will help you get a head start, on the tips and skills to help your youth group stay financially on target.
Time: 9.45am - 3.30pm. Mass will be available in the Chapel at 9.15am
Cost: $15 (includes resource pack /book /lunch /certificate)
Venue: Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
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