EMPOWER CORE MEMBER TRAINING

MISSED ALL OUR EMPOWER TRAINING DATES? WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED!

You and your team can still participate in the Empower Training! We live-streamed from our Atlanta location and recorded those sessions just for you. Access to session video recordings will be available to registered parishes until November 30, 2022. So gather your core team at your parish for a full day or 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 tune in to the training content on our digital platform 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!

The best part? The registration fee for virtual participation 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?

HOSTING SITE INTEREST FORM // EMPOWER CORE MEMBER TRAINING 2023

Empower Core Member Trainings are one day trainings that take place at parish locations across the country. These events are a great way to provide your Core Members with affordable, quality training to kick off the year right. Many parishes come together for these one-day trainings providing all who attend with an opportunity for networking and a sense of community.

All Empowers next year will be held in August and September and take place from 8:30am-4:00pm. We’re in the midst of securing locations and would love to consider bringing Empower to your area!

We rely on the assistance of great youth ministers around the country to make these trainings happen. If you’re interested in bringing Empower to your area by being a hosting parish, read the information below and then submit an application.

The venue for the Empower must meet these basic minimum requirements.

  • 1 general meeting space
    • large enough for 75-200 people (depending on your areas expected attendance)
    • quality sound system
    • projection capabilities
    • stage or “stage area” of some sort
  • 1-2 additional meeting spaces for breakout sessions
    • large enough for 40-80 people each
  • 1 dining area
    • large enough for 75-200 people (depending on your areas expected attendance)
  • 1 space for Mass
    • a church sanctuary is preferred; an alternative location may be approved if absolutely necessary

As the contact at the hosting parish, you’ll be considered the Site Coordinator and responsible for the following preparations:

  • Marketing the event in your local area
  • Reserving, setting up, and cleaning up space, including sound & projection
  • Creating environment in the main space
  • Recruiting & communicating with volunteers
  • Coordinating food & hospitality
  • Overseeing on-site check-in & logistics
  • Recruiting local musician for the day & priest to celebrate Mass
  • The primary benefit to hosting an Empower is that you and your team don’t have to travel anywhere for quality training. It comes to you! Think of all the money and time you’ll save by not having to worry about travel, hotel costs, & food on the road.
  • Since you’re the one recruiting the volunteers, you can utilize your own Core Team in volunteer roles which means those people get to attend the day for free!
  • Additionally, the Site Coordinator has the option to receive a small stipend or 5 free registrations. The second option is great for parishes who have more Core Members than volunteer roles needed for the day.
  • You get to work with our Life Teen Events Team and see first-hand all that goes into planning an event. And you get to play an instrumental part in making youth ministry training accessible for the parishes in your area!
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EMPOWER 2022

August & September 2022

Local Training. Big Impact. 
Empower Core Member Trainings are back! We want 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.

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?

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

  • $55 Early Bird* // Before July 31
  • $70 Regular Rate // After July 31
  • $85 On Site
  • For every 10 paid registrations, you receive 1 free registration!
  • 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.

SCHEDULE

Empower Core Member Trainings are held from 8:30am to 4:00pm.*  The full schedule will be posted soon.

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

TRAINING TOPICS

At this years Empower, the topics to be covered include:

  • Expectations of a Core Member
  • Intentional Strategies for Discipleship
  • Bringing Depth to Small Groups
  • Reaching Modern Teens
  • Embracing the Mission Mindset

Registration is now open!
To register, click the name of the site you would like to attend.

Empower Arizona

August 27, 2022

St. Timothy
1730 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Empower Atlanta

August 27, 2022

St. Ann
4905 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062

Empower Florida

September 10, 2022

St. Ignatius of Antioch
715 E. Orange St.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Empower Houston

August 20, 2022

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

Empower Louisiana

August 27, 2022

Holy Cross
415 Robley Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Empower New England

September 10, 2022

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
127 Holyoke Rd.
Westfield, MA 01085

Empower Ohio

August 20, 2022

St. Paul
1000 W. Wenger Rd.
Englewood, OH 45322

Empower Southern California

August 27, 2022

St. Bruno
15740 Citrustree Rd.
Whittier, CA 90603

Empower Virginia

August 27, 2022

St. Edward the Confessor
2700 Dolfield Dr.
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Empower Washington

August 27, 2022

Holy Family
7045 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

Empower Wisconsin

September 10, 2022

St. Raphael the Archangel
830 S. Westhaven Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54904

*If you are interested in hosting an Empower Training at your parish for your area, email MaRisa Falkenbach, Assistant Director of Events, at mfalkenbach@lifeteen.com.

DON'T SEE A TRAINING LOCATION CLOSE TO YOU?
WE STILL GOT YOU COVERED!

No matter where your parish is located, you and your team can participate in the Empower Training. We’ll be live-streaming from our Arizona location on August 27th. You can gather your team at your parish to participate live or you can plan to gather at a later date. You could even spread the training out over the course of a few meetings. Whatever works best for you and your team!

Recordings of each session will be posted on the virtual conference platform approximately an hour after the session is completed. Access to session video recordings will be available to registered parishes until November 30, 2022.

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 tune in to the training content on the livestream (or by watching the recorded sessions if you can’t join live) 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!

The best part? The registration fee for virtual participation 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?