Course Outline

  • 1

    Section 1: Introduction

    • Chapter 1: Welcome
    • Chapter 2: Are You Willing to Be Uncomfortable?
    • Course Handbook (Section 1)
  • 2

    Section 2: Understanding Today’s Youth Culture

    • Chapter 3: Introduction
    • Chapter 4: Youth Culture 101
    • Chapter 5: Fads vs. Trends
    • Chapter 6: Pitfalls in the Cultural Divide
    • Course Handbook (Section 2)
  • 3

    Section 3: Casting a Vision and Creating a Game Plan

    • Chapter 7: Introduction
    • Chapter 8: From Whence You Came
    • Chapter 9: Warm Bodies and Cold Hearts
    • Chapter 10: Ministerial Litmus Test
    • Chapter 11: The Hard Conversations
    • Chapter 12: Curriculum and the Sacraments
    • Course Handbook (Section 3)
  • 4

    Section 4: Training and Empowering Adults (Catechists and Parents)

    • Chapter 13: Introduction
    • Chapter 14: Recruiting Adult Volunteers
    • Chapter 15: Keeping Everyone Safe
    • Chapter 16: Ongoing Training
    • Chapter 17: Empowering Adult Volunteers
    • Chapter 18: Empowering Parents
    • Course Handbook (Section 4)
  • 5

    Section 5: Discipling Teens

    • Chapter 19: Introduction
    • Chapter 20: Middle School vs. High School Youth Ministry
    • Chapter 21: Peer Leadership
    • Chapter 22: Discipling Teens
    • Course Handbook (Section 5)
  • 6

    Section 6: Evaluating Progress

    • Chapter 23: Introduction
    • Chapter 24: Navigating Unique and Parish-Specific Challenges
    • Chapter 25: Now What?
    • Course Handbook (Section 6)
  • 7

    Section 7: Conclusion

    • Chapter 26: Conclusion