NETWORK! is a program of Ignite Ministry.
We offer leadership training and formation for teams and individuals serving in ministry with young people (youth ministry, young adult ministry, and family and children ministry)
NETWORK is divided into 2 parts or streams:
We offer monthly virtual seminars for teams of parish leaders. These seminars are designed to build upon each other, and engage the team with mentoring and support from our Ignite Team in between the online seminars. Ideally parish teams should consist of 3-5 people and should plan to commit to the work of the Seminars to build and advance the work of these ministries within their parish. This is a journey to ignite a vision of ministry with and for young people on the local level while learning the skills of program development and leadership training.
These monthly virtual Workshops are “stand-alone” Workshops for leaders seeking good formation around topics that can enhance their ministries with youth, young adults and family and children ministry. We currently have 9 workshops planned beginning in October 2023 conducted by leaders from across North America who are experts with years of experience in ministry with young people. Some of the topics include, but are not limited to: Emerging Youth Ministry based on Christus Vivit, Hispanic Ministry, Calling forth Disciples, Methods for Catechesis, Young Adult Ministry – A Paradigm for Synodality, Ministry to young people in the context of French Canadian culture, Skills for Family Ministry, Reaching beyond our walls: Engaging the Spiritual but not Religious, Entering Silence: Lessons from Taize for young people and prayer. Workshop titles and dates are still pending and will be confirmed by early Summer.