Brain development Hypothetico-deductive reasoning Propositional thought The imaginary audience and the personal fable
1. Limited amounts of new information presented at a time. 2. Time to process,reinforce, and to connect the new information with previous learning. 3. Engaging multiple intelligences/various teaching stylesstyles 4. Problem solving and critical thinking opportunities
Faith (Fowler): Mythical-literal faith synthetic-conventional faith Moral (Kohlberg) Conventional – law Order and good girl/boy
Spiritual values they've been taught get tied into their lives Asking questions becomes a core component of how they take ownership of their faith as do regular disciplines or events that foster an expression of their faith.
Households and places of worship can help by fostering spiritual conversations that help young people discover who they are becoming versus merely imparting behavior that they're expected to be doing How do you get them talking?
Leaders who “get them” and model the goals of youth ministry Multifaceted sessions Opportunities to discuss faith issues (not just learn the facts and rules) Concrete examples when discussing morality Positive peer pressure
To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Profession of Faith Sacraments of Faith The Life of Faith Prayer in the Life of Faith Each of these have multiple sub-themes You don’t have to invent it all – or even write this down – the publishers know what the Bishops are asking us to teach at each age/grade. Use the resources!!
WhoIs doing whatBy whenDoneNotes VikkiResearching sitesNov. 22YesDisneyland DawnMaking reservations Dec. 1YesLunch at Storytellers at noon Prayer: DawnTime Keeper: Vikki Facilitator: Mike TimeWhatWhoMethodOutcome 10 minPrayerDawnHer own style Centered 15 minChristmas partyAllDiscussionDecision 20 minRetreat center decision AllReport and discussion Decision
WhoIs doing whatBy whenDoneNotes AllAttend holiday lunch Dec. 22Storytellers at noon MikePaying for lunchDec. 22He doesn’t know yet! BillRework session 1Jan. 10 AllReview prayersJan. 10 MikeBook retreat center Jan. 10 Prayer: DawnTime Keeper: Vikki Facilitator: Mike TimeWhatWhoMethodOutcome 10 minPrayerDawnHer own style Centered 15 minChristmas partyAllDiscussionDecision 20 minRetreat center decision AllReport and discussion Decision
Plan A: Plan B: Theme Topic Outcomes Instructions for facilitators Time lags and drags Number of participants or facilitator Space changes
TimeWhatWhoMaterialsNotes 8:00Arrive at retreat center Vikki, Molly, Jen AllGet key from Lucy 8:30Team arrivesRetreat teamTheir own belongingsRooms won’t be ready so belongings stay in cars 8:45Set up stations: “” craft stationVikki and Paul Arts, crafts and empty shoe boxes “ “ prayer stationMolly and Eric Prayer books, Bibles, environment, iPod with headphones No wax candles allowed – use battery operated ones “ “ snack stationJen and LouZip lock bags, napkins, plates Kids are bringing snacks 9:15Prep for arrivalAllName tags, markers, rosters, file boxes
If you want this choice position Have a cheery disposition Rosy cheeks, no warts Play games, all sorts You must be kind, you must be witty Very sweet and fairly pretty Take us on outings, give us treats Sing songs, bring sweets Never be cross or cruel Never give us Castor oil or gruel Love us as a son and daughter And never smell of barley water If you won't scold and dominate us We will never give you cause to hate us We won't hide your spectacles, so you can't see Put toads in your bed or pepper in your tea Hurry nanny, many thanks Sincerely, Jane and Michael Banks
Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for
Renewing the Vision states…. Community life is nurtured when the atmosphere is welcoming, comfortable, safe, and predictable—one in which all adolescents know that their presence is welcomed, their energy is appreciated, and their contributions are valued… (it) is created when activities build trust and encourage relationships, and are age-appropriate.
Kind: Witty As Paul spoke on and on, a young man …became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. Acts 20:9 (New Living Translation)
Leading youth as they explore the bigger church, their community and beyond takes imagination and patience.
If you want this choice position love us well and really listen show us that you love Jesus Play games - with us You must be kind, you must be witty know your faith and spirituality Take us on outings, give us treats Sing songs, bring sweets Never be cross or cruel Never lecture us or play the fool Love us as a son and daughter And remind us that we matter If you won't scold and dominate us We will never give you cause to hate us We won't play sick or skip out on you We’ll want to know and love God too Hurry _____, many thanks Sincerely, all the young adolescents in your parish or school.
Love them well and really listen Show them that we love Jesus Play games - with them Know our faith and spirituality Never lecture them or play the fool Remind them that they matter
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