Survey Take Away Points Parent/Teen results are close All categories ranked high Catechesis, Apologetics and Fun ranked high Biggest Differences: Purity and Vocation Diverse needs
Youth Group vs. Youth Ministry Old Model: “One-Eared Mickey ” Parish Community Youth Group Assumes: Youth needs are similar Youth like to join groups Youth are available at the same time One or a few adults can meet the needs of groups
Youth Group vs. Youth Ministry New Map: Integrating Youth in the Community Parish Community Youth Groupings Assumes Youth: Need closer connections to their families and the wider community Need to build relationships with adults Not just “Church of Tomorrow,” “Young Church of Today” Have gifts to share Are at different place in their faith journey: have diverse needs Youth Groupings
Characteristics Eucharistic Marian Dynamic Faithful to Magesterium
Vision for Star Youth Diverse programs to reflect spiritual and social needs of the teens Bible Studies, “Discipleship Groups,” Gender Separate Formation, Teen Nights Retreats, Conferences, Workshops, Pro-life, Outreach to Poor, Mission Trips, Work Camp Sports, Recreation and Community Building
Vision for Star Youth Programs that serve the end, are not the end itself Youth Leadership - older ministering to younger, providing example, modeling spiritual leadership and assisting in planning and implementation Core Team of Adults Leaders, especially Young Adults Parents involved in programming, planning, coordinating events and in some cases teaching and mentoring.
Timeline Fall: Form “Core Group” as a strong community of leaders Spring: “Core Group” reaches out to rest of parish Next Year: As ministry increases, parish youth reach out to wider community.
Immediate Plans: Sr. High Fall Highlights Archdiocese Youth Convention, Nov 4-6 9 th Grade “W2HS” Half Day Retreat, Oct 1 T3 Wednesday Evening Bible Study “Teen Nights” Once a Month Youth Holy Hours, 1 st Thursdays, 7-8pm Pro Life and Service Opportunities
Immediate Plans: Jr. High Fall Highlights Middle School Retreat, Sat Oct 15 “Awake My Soul” Teen Track, Nov 4-5 “Faith and Fun Nights,” Oct 21, Dec 9 Youth Holy Hours, 1 st Thursdays, 7-8pm Pro Life and Service Opportunities
Looking Ahead: Spring 2012 and Beyond Jr. & Sr. High Bi Monthly or Weekly Youth Nights Gender Separate Formation NET Retreats and Girl’s Retreat Lea Darrow, May 20/21 & TOB Studies Diocese Camps and Work Camps Jr. High: Archdiocese Jr. High Youth Rally
Looking Ahead: Spring 2012 and Beyond Sr. High Discipleship Groups Leadership Retreat, May 2012 Ignite Your Torch in Kentucky, July 5-8 th Stuebenville Northwest, July 29-31st World Youth Day, Brazil, July 2013 (16+)
Volunteers Needed Two Types: Interactive Logistical Several Levels of Commitment: Weekly Monthly Occasional Event Coordinators
Communication www.starofthesea.net/youth www.Facebook.com/sosyouth Facebook Group Bulletin Ministry Scheduler Pro
Confirmation Goals: Conversion of Heart Form Radical Disciples Empower Teens to be Apostles
Confirmation One Day Kickoff: Sat, Oct 8, Port Orchard Meetings: Small Discipleship Groups Media Enhanced Presentations Peer Leaders Expectations Sponsor Orientation Retreat: Jan 27-29, Seabeck Confirmation in February or March 2012