Local Training. Big Impact. 

Empower Core Member Trainings are an opportunity to equip youth ministers and core members with the tools and techniques that their ministry needs to not just survive, but to thrive. With a focus on team building along with practical training for the current youth ministry landscape, these trainings are designed to set you up for success.

This year we will be covering topics including: Understanding Gen Z, Helping Teens Grow in Reverence, Sharpening Your Life Nights, Coming Together as a Core Team, and Developing a Rhythm of Prayer.

Our goal remains simple: to help parishes lead teens closer to Christ.

This year, we’re hosting a number of Empower Core Member Trainings at parishes around the country and we’re ensuring all parishes have the opportunity to participate by offering a virtual attendance option. So even if your parish is too far away to make the drive to attend in person, you still have access to quality training for your team. Our goal is to leave no parish behind and to train as many youth ministers and core members as possible in the skills it takes to start, build, and sustain a youth program.

Will you join us?


Early Bird Deadline: July 31st

Empower Atlanta

August 26, 2023

St. Joseph
87 Lacy St. NW
Marietta, GA 30060


Empower Baltimore

August 26, 2023

Sacred Heart
65 Sacred Heart Ln.
Reisterstown, MD 21136


Empower Cincinnati

August 19, 2023

St. Paul
1000 Wenger Rd.
Englewood, OH 45322


Empower Dallas

August 19, 2023

St. Paul
900 Saint Paul Dr. 
Richardson, TX 75080


Empower Florida

August 19, 2023

Holy Name of Jesus
3050 N. Hwy A1A
Indialantic, FL 32903


Empower Houston

August 26, 2023

St. Mary of the Expectation
1612 E. Walker St.
League City, TX 77573


Empower Louisiana

August 26, 2023

Holy Cross
415 Robley Dr. 
Lafayette, LA 70503


Empower Minnesota

August 26, 2023

St. Joseph
218 10th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56560


Empower New England

September 9, 2023

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
89 Arlington St.
Acton, MA 01720


Empower Pittsburgh

August 26, 2023

Diocesan Pastoral Center
2900 Noblestown Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205


Empower SoCal

September 16, 2023

St. Timothy
29102 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


Empower Virginia

September 9, 2023

St. Bede
3686 Ironbound Rd.
Williamsburg VA 23188



No matter where your parish is located, you and your team can participate in the Empower Training. You can gather your team at your parish on a date that works for you, or you could even spread the training out over the course of a few meetings. Whatever works best for you and your team!

We’ve crafted a hybrid event package designed to equip you with the tools you need to lead your team through a training day at your own parish. You’ll watch the pre-recorded training session videos and then engage your team locally with times of prayer, discussion questions, practical exercises, and other elements designed to help your team prepare for the ministry year ahead – all provided with your registration! Access to session videos will be available to registered parishes by August 1, 2023 and remain accessible until December 31, 2023.

The best part? The registration fee for Virtual Empower is per parish rather than per person. So no matter how many members you have on your team, you pay a flat rate of $350. This is an affordable, accessible option where you can get your whole team trained on a budget and schedule that works for you! What excuses do you have left?

Empower Core Member Trainings are held from 8:30am to 4:00pm.*  

Click here for the full schedule!

*Schedules may vary slightly at some locations. Registered participants at those sites will receive notification of any schedule variances.

Don’t wait to register!
The earlier you register, the more you save!

  • $55 Early Bird* // Before July 31
  • $70 Regular Rate // August 1st Onward
  • $85 On Site
  • Priests attend for free!
  • This training is for adults only. Teens will not be admitted.

*Payment must be received in full no later than 14 days before the event to retain the early bird pricing.

Reserve space for your group by registering ahead of time.

Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door the day of the Empower, but will pay a higher rate, so register in advance if you can!

If you register at the door, please be prepared to submit payment for $85/person via credit card.

  • All payments are due 14 days before the event date. Increased pricing of $15/person will be applied to all registrations that are not paid in full by the due date.
  • Registrations submitted less than 14 days before the event must pay with credit card at the time of registration.
  • Cancellation 30 days or more before the event will incur a $20 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation 14-30 days before the event will incur a $35 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation less than 14 days before the event is non-refundable. If you have not yet paid, you will still be held responsible for payment.
  • Unpaid no shows and last minute cancellations will be held responsible for payment in full.

We are here to help you!  You can always contact the Events Team with any questions you may have.

Julianna Nett
Events Registration Coordinator
jnett@lifeteen.com800-809-3902 ext. 231 

MaRisa Falkenbach
Assistant Director of Events
mfalkenbach@lifeteen.com800-809-3902 ext. 223 

Sarah Houde
Director of Events
shoude@lifeteen.com800-809-3902 ext. 201