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Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
by Kelly Colangelo
Let us not forget that Life Teen is a relationship-centered ministry. As youth leaders, we should always be engaging in relationships with teens and encouraging them to a deeper relationship with Christ. Don’t miss out on the teens in front of you!
Youth ministers and all those involved in ministry are called to be leaders of the faith. Leading people is an honor and Jesus viewed leadership as the highest form of serving others (Luke 22:20). This type of leadership requires courage, good decision-making skills, and a clear vision. All this comes […]
Halfway. Good enough. Let’s settle. I can’t. This is the end of the road. I quit. These words should not be in our vocabulary as youth ministers. Heck, they shouldn’t be in our daily living vocabulary. If you have used one or more than one of the above words – […]
Dear Core Team Members, Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Seriously, thank you (insert my genuine voice saying thank you here)! We all know that middle and high schoolers, as well as myself, don’t say thank you often enough. I want you to know how very grateful I am for […]
You know it. You’ve seen it. There are the cute and adorable homecoming #posals, and then there are the creative and cheesy ones all over social media. Regardless, it’s inevitable if your teens are going to homecoming or not – they see something about homecoming. Here are some suggestions to help […]
Someone recently gave me a note card that read: “Never ever stop dreaming big crazy dreams” As youth ministers, we have some pretty EPIC dreams. We want good things for our teens and our parish. Accidentally and unintentionally, sometimes we do this by solely focusing on the youth ministry program […]
Growing up I was scared to go on the spinning waterslide into my pool. When I looked at it – I thought it was awesome. I remember many times going up the ladder, trying to sit on the top of the slide, but I just couldn’t get myself to go […]
In my fourth grade basketball game, I whipped the ball down the court to my teammate so she could take a shot and we could win the game; in my seventh grade soccer scrimmage, I ran over another girl on the opposing team because I wanted to beat her to […]
In my time of youth ministry I have had the privilege to work alongside college students seeking to chaperone summer trips or just help out at a Life Night. I am always amazed by their passion and zeal for the Gospel message and spreading this message with others. I have found not only do the teens benefit from college students, but the Core Team, myself as a youth minister, and the entire parish gains an enormous amount of wisdom.
Are you trying to plan that perfect trip during the summer? Are you looking for something new to do? Do you want teens to be fired up about going? Offer a Mystery Trip!
What? Where are we are going…???…???…??? That’s right. You have a bunch of teens sign up for a trip that they have no clue where they are going. Yes. That’s it. And, here’s why you need to go on a Mystery Trip with your group: