Family Life Commission
Young Adult Ministry
If you are a young man or woman,
Between ages 19 – 40,
And you are single or married,
Divorced or widowed,
With or without children,
In college, working, or unemployed,
You are a newcomer in search for a better life,
Young Adult Ministry
Is for you!
The Church recognizes all these categories and understands the vastness of this age demographic. What unites you all is your youthful enthusiasm and energy, but also the challenges of transition and discovery. Through our Young Adult Ministry we at St. Bart’s want to celebrate your excitement and optimistic outlook and offer pastoral care for those in transition.
1 Timothy 4:12
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
St. John Paul II
"It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.
It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
(Rome, 19 August 2000)
"I say to each one of you, 'put on faith,' and your life will take on a new flavor. 'Put on Hope' and every one of your days will be enlightened. 'put on love' and your life will be like a house built on rock, your journey will be joyful because you will find many friends to journey with you."
"It is Your life that Jesus wants to enter with His word, with His presence. Please, let Christ and His word enter your life, blossom and grow."
The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you.”
(Rio de Janeiro, 2013)
GOALS OF ST. BART’s YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) developed some strategic goals for Young Adult Ministry as a starting point for parishes.
Goal 1: Connecting Young Adults with Jesus Christ.
To foster the personal and communal growth and education of young adults toward a relationship with Jesus Christ leading to Christian maturity.
Goal 2: Connecting Young Adults with the Church.
To make contact with young adults and invite and welcome them to participate in the life and mission of the Christian community, which proclaims Jesus Christ by preaching the Gospel.
Goal 3: Connecting young adults with the mission of the church in the world.
To invite young adults, through healthy relationships, work and studies, to embrace the mission of Christ to promote the building of the kingdom of God in the world today, thereby bringing about the transformation of society.
Goal 4: Connecting young adults with a peer community.
To help young adults develop relationships with peers who share similar values and beliefs which nurture and strengthen their faith, thereby creating communities of support.
Goal 5: Fellowship and Social Activities
To help young adults socialize and enjoy the fun things they love doing together, in a relaxed and familiar environment.
Young Adult Leadership Team Member Position Description
The Team will be made up of the Spiritual Director, the Young Adult Ministry Coordinator, and at least five young adults, each in charge of one aspect of the ministry’s five goals.
General Responsibilities of Every Ministry and Committee Member:
Specific Responsibilities of Young Adult Leadership Team Members
General Qualifications Required of Every Ministry and Committee Member:
Specific Qualities Required:
Young Adult Ministry Coordinator Position Description
Reports to: Young Adult Ministry Spiritual Director and Commission Co-Chairs
General Responsibilities of Every Ministry and Committee Chairperson and Coordinator:
Specific Responsibilities of Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
a. Logistics – as regards programs and activities
b. Paperwork through the office
c. Reminders and follow ups
d. Mentoring, etc.
Time of Commitment
Expected Length of Commitment
General Qualifications Required of Every Ministry and Committee Chairperson and Coordinator:
Specific Qualifications Required