Blueprint is a workshop day offered by the Archdiocesan Office for Youth, designed to support people working or volunteering in youth ministry. Blueprint April 2017 will equip leaders with skills and training to effectively evangelise youth in the ever changing culture of today. Registration includes a take-home resource to support your continuing development in youth ministry. Participants will receive a certificate of completion to recognise their training within the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The day includes a keynote presentation, workshop options, Mass, and great networking opportunities. Lunch is provided and registration online is essential.
§ ACYF Prep- With ACYF only 10 months away we want to help give you practical advice on taking a group to such a big event. This workshop will also cover the finer details of what ACYF will have to offer and how the festival is going to run.
§ Writing a talk and presenting to young
people- Presenting information can be tricky. Public speaking can be nerve racking. There are so many different ways, styles and options to get your point across when speaking to your audience. Whether you are facilitating a gathering, or leading a game, there are a number of skills you need to develop to keep your audience engaged and interested. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of different tools, techniques and tips to prepare you for the various public speaking situations you will come across in your ministry.
§ Navigating Relationships in Youth Ministry- This workshop looks at the policies and laws around working with young people and how to connect with your youth in ways that help them grow in their faith.
§ Social media, Catholic identity and youth ministry- We have created a digital version of ourselves which expresses who we are and connects us to others on many different levels. In this workshop we explore the pros and cons of social media, and the impact it has on our Catholic identity. We look at ways we can navigate social media personally, and how we can use it effectively to serve our ministries.
§ How to approach Euthanasia-Euthanasia is an increasingly important topic in our country. Last year, a parliamentary inquiry recommended an assisted suicide law and a bill will be introduced into parliament by the Victorian Government this year. This workshop will help you explain to young people the Church’s view and why it opposes Euthanasia. It will also give you ways to approach the topic of Euthanasia in a youth group setting.
§ Leading leaders- A team of leaders who feel inspired and supported in their ministry is essential for sustainable youth ministry. This workshop explores strategies for helping your leadership team grow as a community which effectively witnesses to Christ.