What is Youth Ministry?

Comprehensive Ministry with Adolescents; It Takes a Whole Church:

The comprehensive approach is not a single program or recipe for ministry. Rather, it provides a way of integrating ministry with adolescents and their families into the total life and mission of the Church, recognizing that the whole community is responsible for this ministry. The comprehensive approach uses all of our resources as a faith community-- people, ministries, programs-- in a common effort to promote the three goals of the Church's ministry with adolescents.

Goals for Youth Ministry:

Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.

Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.

Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

-Quote from Renewing the Vision a framework for Catholic youth ministry from the USCCB.