Life Teen
Empower

Local Training to Inspire Youth Ministry Leaders.

Local Training. Big Impact.

Empower is a training for youth ministers and Core Members in the best practices in youth ministry (small groups, relational ministry, Edge / Life Nights, etc.). Our goal remains simple: to help parishes lead teens closer to Christ.

Schedule:

A full day of great training, networking, and prayer.

Thursday May 01, 2014

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Arrival and Registration

Grab a coffee and meet a new friend!
9:00 am - 9:30 am

WORSHIP AND INTRODUCTIONS

Share the goals of the day and who will be leading your Empower.
9:30 am - 10:00 am

KEYNOTE #1: Inspire[d]

10:00 am - 11:00 am

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

Three Tracks: Foundational, Veteran, and Youth Minister
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Mass

The best part of the day!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

The second best part of the day!
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Praise and Worship

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote 2: Inspire[d] Evangelization

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

15 Min Break

Talk to a new friend!
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session #2

Three Tracks: Foundational, Veteran, and Youth Minister
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Core Prayer Time

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Praise and Worship

4:30 pm

Announcements

Don't miss some last minute important information!

NETWORKING TIME, MASS, WORSHIP, AND TEAM PLANNING ARE A BIG PART OF THE TRAINING. PLUS, WE’LL UNPACK THE 2015 THEME AND GET YOUR CORE TEAM READY TO SERVE THE TEENS AT YOUR PARISH.

Testimonies

My favorite part of Empower is the closing intercessory prayer and worship in parish groups. Our Empower was the first time where all us involved in youth ministry in our Archdiocese had been together and prayed for each other instead of just talking about plans, events coming up, best practices, etc. Empower got to the core of what our ministry is all about: leading us all closer to Christ.

W. Joseph Dunbar
Diocescan Director of Youth Ministry

Archdiocese of Mobile

My favorite part of Empower is the prayer! The Mass allowed the presence of Jesus to fill us and truly “empower us” in the Spirit. The closing prayer time with the teams allows the Holy Spirit to seal the blessings and fruits of the day. Empower helped to give me the enthusiasm and focus I needed for the year. 

Elizabeth Riordan
Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Besides being together as a team, Empower gives me an opportunity to share ideas with other Core and youth ministers. It was also an opportunity to focus on praying together, learning, and the how we can better reach our teens.  You get pumped up for the new semester for sure!

Liz Cotrupi
Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry

Diocese of Worcester

My favorite part of Empower trainings is the opportunity to go deeper, and not fall to the subtle temptation of allowing parish youth ministry to become ‘routinized’. Our parish youth ministry gets to learn together, and get a “tune up” with how we are approaching our ministry, and at times have the humility to recognize that our focus had drifted in providing the best options for the teens and middle-schoolers whom we serve.

John MacMullen
Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry
Archdiocese of Toronto

Registration Info

Registration for Empowers will open Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10AM EDT

Pricing

  • Cost: $80/$70 (if registered at least 10 days prior to the event)
  • Youth ministers attend for free!  Please note this special discount is limited to one Life Teen youth minister and one Edge youth minister per parish.
  • Priests attend for free!

Walk-In Registrations

Reserve space for your group by registering ahead of time! Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door the day of the Empower if space is still available. If you register at the door, please be prepared to fill out a registration form, participant agreement form, and submit payment for $80/person via cash, check, or credit card.

Cancellation/Payment Policies

  • All payments are due prior to the start of the event.
  • Cancellation 30 days or more before the event will result in a full refund.
  • Cancellation 7-30 days before the event will incur a $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than 7 days before the event is non-refundable. If you have not yet paid, you will still be held responsible for payment. No shows will be held responsible for payment in full.

Central

Empower Kansas City

Date:
August 8, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 West 143rd Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Empower San Antonio

Date:
September 19, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
20523 Huebner Road
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Empower Minnesota

Date:
September 19, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
St. Hubert Catholic Church
8201 Main Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

West

Empower Arizona

Date:
August 29, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
5150 North Valley View Road
Tucson, Arizona 85718

Empower Washington

Date:
September 12, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
Holy Family Catholic Church
7045 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033

Empower Oakland

Date:
September 12, 2015

Time:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where:
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd
San Ramon, California 94583

Empower Orange County*

Date:
August 5, 2015*

Time:
1:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where:
TBA

*Note this is a Wednesday & is in collaboration with the Diocese of Orange Youth Leader Convocation. Registration will be through the Diocese of Orange.