YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM
Adults and Parents who outwardly care about Youth.
In order to successfully reach and provide safe and welcoming opportunities for youth within our parish jurisdiction, adult support is necessary. The Youth Ministry Team (YMT) is open to any and all adults - parent and otherwise - who care about youth and who are willing to meet all necessary protocols established by the Archdiocese and the Concord-Carlisle Catholic Collaborative.
After a face-to-face conversation with a parish staff member, an invitation for involvement must occur. Welcomed adults in good standing will need to complete and maintain the following (note: enough lead-time should be afforded for necessary clearances to be completed on all items below before the adult can actually commence service with youth):
- One-time, VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children Training,
- Annual, CORI (Criminal Offender Records Inquiry) background check,
- Annual Code of Conduct form,
- Annual, Youth Ministry Team Involvement & Commitment form.
To successfully support Youth Ministry efforts, there are three areas of involvement needed from caring adults and parents (each adult can customize their level of involvements):
1) Monthly YMT fellowship and brainstorming for both on-going and future Youth Ministry endeavors across the Collaborative;
2) On-going and future planning and administrative support both for the Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) levels;
3) Health & Safety support on the front lines and in direct contact and presence of youth at all Youth Ministry events (note: this DOES include trained and active presence for all online events held during remote and virtual conditions).
The Youth Ministry Team is a great way for new parents to get involved 'at a distance' from their own son or daughter and for 'veteran' parents (or parents of those youth who have aged out of the program) to remain contributors and mentors for those who are up-and-coming. ALL stages of adult involvement are necessary for the success of the program to succeed. Plus, the fellowship is great fun and open to all involved adults - regardless of how new or 'experienced' one may be!
Mary said yes to God's call to help a youth she didn't know... will you?
"Do not neglect the gifts you have." (1 Timothy 4:14)
Contact Mark Callahan