I wanted to take a little time this coming week to get alumni of our Summer Seminar program to explain why it is such a transformational and worthwhile program!
We are blest to be launching a new Enrichment Stream for Certificate Alumni, or those looking to dive deeper into some topics not covered in detail, or emerging trends and issues. We'll highlight that later this week.
But first my 3 C's on why you should complete the Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies.
Participants feel more confident in their youth ministry role because they have integrated and applied the most recent and innovative theory and approaches into their own setting and responsibilities.
The comprehensive sequence of courses provides a solid foundation of theory, theology and practical approaches, which can be applied in any parish or school youth ministry setting.
This is a nationally-recognized curriculum, offered in 25 sites and sponsored by over 50 dioceses, whose graduates are in parish, school, and diocesan leadership positions all over the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and Scotland.
And that's just 3 reasons you should register today for Summer Seminar!
The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies™ is a ministry education program for adults in ministry with youth in both parish and school settings. It equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth.
This program is designed for adults involved professionally or as volunteers with younger (10-14) or older (14-19) adolescents in a parish or school setting. The potential audience for the program includes: coordinators of youth ministry, directors of religious education, youth ministry volunteer leaders, junior high leaders, high school campus ministers, teachers, clergy, university students and seminarians. Individual weekends are also helpful for leaders who specialize in particular ministries. For example, the Justice and Service course can serve leaders involved in social justice ministries.
The primary aim of the program is to promote personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth. Courses in the first year cover youth ministry principles and practice, and leadership theory, processes, and skills. The second year focuses on fostering the faith growth of youth through evangelization and catechesis, prayer and worship, justice and service, and pastoral care.
The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies™ includes eight courses. Each course consists of fourteen hours of instruction provided in two days. These courses are being offered in a week-long format in the course of three summers. Summer courses on weekdays meet from 9 AM to 5 PM each day.
The Certificate program is utilized in a number of ways:
A Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies is awarded by the sponsoring institution (WCACYM), the Redemptorists of English Speaking Canada and the Center for Ministry Development to students who participate in all eight courses and complete the certificate assignments for each course
Learn more about WCACYM's Summer Seminar program which offers the CCYMS courses.
I'm Amber Wsiaki, the Catholic Outreach Team Coordinator in St. Malo, MB. In September there will be a team of 5-7 young adults living in community in St. Malo, MB. This team will go through a 2-month formation & training period. After that the team will go around Manitoba ministering in a variety of ways, for example: youth retreats, senior home ministry, youth prison ministry, retreats on Northern Manitoba reserves, and ministry with people with disabilities (physical & mental). The Team's year ends early-June.
Because this team will be living in community at the Catholic School of Evangelization (CSE), I'm looking for 2 live-in staff members to oversee community life. More specifically, these staff members (one male, one female), will mentor and support the Outreach Team members in their various ministry settings, lead some training and formation sessions, and be responsible for meals, cleaning and maintenance of the facility.
The Staff will be paid a monthly stipend and will live at the CSE in St. Malo along with the team. The Staff will report to the Outreach Coordinator, and will be given regular time off, but this is not a "typical job". This is a position in Catholic ministry, and as such, Staff members should have some experience ministering to youth, young adults, and/or adutls.
For more information, contact Amber Wsiaki by phone, 204-347-5396, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to check out the CSE website: www.catholicway.ca.
Outreach Team Coordinator / Coordonnatrice de l'équipe de rayonnement
Catholic School of Evangelization
École catholique d'évangélisation
St. Malo, MB R0A 1T0