LEAD - 31 August 2019 - Thanks for joining us, resources available soon
The AOY is excited to offer the latest formation in our LEAD training series. A one day intensive of specialised workshops, fresh youth ministry ideas and a chance to connect with other youth ministers from around Melbourne! We’re super excited to announce that Archbishop Peter will be our special guest on the day! The day includes morning tea, lunch and a goodie bag! All youth ministry leaders are welcome to attend however prior registration is essential and closes on 25 August.
Keynote: Check Your Pulse - Mimi Lee
It’s time to check your pulse! Almost ten months into the year and the pulse of your excitement, and sense of possibility in your ministry may be dwindling. This keynote will challenge you to resuscitate your vision and ideas, but perhaps more crucially, reconnect you with your wildly important “why” and the fundamental pillars that sustain you in your life and mission.
Interview: Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli
Since his installation as the Archbishop of Melbourne in August last year, Archbishop Peter has devoted great energy and time to encouraging, prioritising and empowering young Catholics. Earlier this year, he accompanied 40 young adults to World Youth Day Panama and has since supported young people from our archdiocese to travel to Perth to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. All of this leads us to ask: Why does our Archbishop want us to feel like valued, contributing members of the Church? Where does his interest in youth come from? Well, this afternoon keynote will be an opportunity to hear from the Archbishop himself and to gain an insight into why he sees young people as a pivotal part of the church today. There will also be an opportunity to pose questions of your own!
How to build a youth ministry in my parish
From creating a youth leadership team, the planning process, strategy and working with your parish, this workshop will offer practical tips and advice on the best way to create a sustainable youth ministry.
Creating fresh Youth & Young Adult Ministry
If you’re looking for creative, dynamic and insightful ideas to meaningfully revamp and refresh your ministry - this is the workshop for you!
The Dos & Don’ts of youth ministry
Come and discover the often over looked elements that can make or break your youth ministry experience. This workshop will take a close look at the “why” behind every element of youth ministry events.
Finding your ‘A Team’ - Building a strong Leadership Team
A team of united leaders who feel inspired and supported in their ministry is essential for sustainable youth ministry. This workshop will explore strategies for finding and helping your leadership team to grow as an effective and authentic ministry team.
Looking good – creating a youth ministry that attracts
How we present our ministry events can actually be a powerful tool of evangelisation. This workshop will offer tips and insights into how to use social media, photography, promotional material and ambience in a way that effectively draws people to your events.
School’s out – Taking faith beyond the classroom
Learn creative ideas, approaches and insights into how to build an effective youth ministry in the school context. From classroom ministry, prayer experiences, ministry events, starting youth groups to building up a ministry team, you will send you out with a bag full of ideas for your school-based youth ministry. *Special elective workshop for school-based youth ministers
Towards professional, accountable and confident ministers – LEM Accreditation
What is an Accredited Lay Ecclesial Ministers? Could be you!! Come and find out how the Archdiocese provides and encourages your development as a minister and other pathways open to you. Accreditation is both a recognition and affirmation of the professionalism that is required by ministers in contemporary ministry.
Time: 9.45am - 3.30pm. Mass will be available in the Chapel at 9.15am
Cost: $20 (includes resource pack and lunch )
Venue: Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
Info email@example.com / Phone: 9287 5565
A big thanks to all who were able to join us for Blueprint on Saturday 24 September. A selection of workshops and the keynote were filmed. See below!
Keynote: The Bigger Picture presented by Fr Chris Ryan MGL
Coming Down from the Mountain presented by Rhonda O'Connor - How to return from large scale events like World Youth Day or the Australian Catholic Youth Festival or an awesome Camp/Retreat and adjust to life in your youth group.
Amoris Laetita presented by Dr Conor Sweeney- What is it about this apostolic exhortation that we can understand better to help us in Youth Ministry?
Mentoring Leaders presented by Fr Paul Newton - Handing over to the next generation of leaders can be difficult and sometimes they can be hard to identify - this workshop looks at mentoring your future leaders.
Prayer with different age groups presented by the Melbourne NET team - Learn some techniques and style of prayer to suit different age groups
Seriously Important Stuff You Need to Know presented by AOY and Ciel Neenan - an updated workshop looking at the changes in laws and policies that affect how we work with young people.
Looking ahead to ACYF Sydney 2017 presented by the AOY - Might seem crazy to think ahead but as we fast approach 2017, we want to help you get the most out of opportunities that ACYF Sydney 2017 will offer with a planning workshop.