Leadership Training Course – Parish Youth Ministry

Application form available from Fr. Michael.

The Diocese of Elphin, through its diocesan office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, is offering an opportunity for Parishes to have trained volunteers who will support their priest in building a vibrant and engaging youth and young adult ministry programme. While there are many faith based initiatives, programmes and events available for young people, very often it is difficult to get young people to engage unless they are personally invited by someone whom they know and trust at local level. Youth and Young Adult Ministry is all about building positive, supportive, balanced and healthy relationships with young people while encouraging them to continue to explore and develop their faith. To achieve this the Diocese needs people of faith who have a heart for young people, are willing to work as part of a dynamic and creative team, in union with priests, deacons, catechists, parish pastoral councils and others, and are willing to undertake some training in order to be in a position to offer local support, encouragement, guidance and leadership to young people who are interested in engaging with their faith.

It is a part time course spread over two years approximately and those who complete the course will be awarded a NQF Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management in Faith Contexts with particular focus on Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Closing date is 6th May.