Pope Francis' Christus Vivit is a watershed moment in the life of youth, campus, and young adult ministries and pastoral juvenil hispana. Various collaborators across the ministry fields are hosting webinars and online conversations to explore this important document and further develop the ministry field.
We will keep this page updated with conferences and webinars that we believe will be useful for youth and young adult ministry leaders in their work at the local, regional, and national levels. Check back often for more opportunities for ongoing formation from the USCCB and other ministry leaders.
Upcoming Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Webinars
We recently completed two webinar series on Christus Vivit:
- Webinars sponsored by USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry and the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans.
- English and/or Spanish webinars sponsored by National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), Southeast Pastoral Institute for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (SEPI), Catholic Apostolate Center (CAC), in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
Check back soon for new webinar listings; for now, please view all webinar recordings from this series available below.
USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry and the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans:
Three-Part Webinar Series: Pastoral Care and Counseling for Ministry with Young Adults
- Part 1: Pastoral Care and Counseling for Ministry with Young Adults. Watch Recording.
- Part 2: Mental Health and Ministry with Young Adults. Register today for the November 14 webinar | 2 PM ET
- Part 3: Beyond the Border: The Impact of Migration on Ministry with Young Adults. Register today for the December 12 webinar | 2 PM ET
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
November 21-23, 2019 - NCYC is hosted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) and will take place at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This event gathers more than 22,000 Catholic teens, parish youth ministry coordinators, bishops, pastors, parents, school campus ministers, adult chaperones, coaches, scout leaders, and diocesan leaders to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship. More information.
Webinars sponsored by USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry and the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans:
- November 2018: What Didn't Happen at the Synod
- February 2019: The Synod Document: A Paradigm Shift?
- March 2019: Disrupting Ministry: Bringing the Synod to Life
- April 2019: Young Adult Ministry: Redefining Engagement
- May 2, 2019: Unpacking Christus Vivit-Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Exhortation, Christ is Alive! (Part 1)
- May 23, 2019: Christus Vivit: What does this mean for Ministry with Young Adults? (Part 2)
English and/or Spanish webinars sponsored by National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), Southeast Pastoral Institute for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (SEPI), Catholic Apostolate Center (CAC), in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
- May 28, 2019: An Emmaus Journey: From Pre-Synod to Exhortation
- June 4, 2019: “He Walked With Them”: The Art of Accompaniment
- June 5, 2019: El camino de Emaús: Del Pre-Sínodo a la Exhortación
- June 11, 2019: “What Things?” The Sacred Act of Listening
- June 13, 2019: "Se puso a caminar con ellos”: El arte del acompañamiento
- June 18, 2019: “And Their Eyes Were Opened”: Vocational Discernment
- June 18, 2019: “¿De qué discutían por el camino?”: El arte sagrado de escuchar
- June 26, 2019: “Se les abrieron los ojos’’: El discernimiento vocacional
Recent Conference Proceedings:
Voice + Vision: A National Academic Conference for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults took place from July 31 - August 2, 2019 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio. This academic conference focused on Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, in conjunction with the recent findings from the Fifth Encuentro, the Synod of Bishops on Young People, and the National Dialogue, with leading figures, experts, and pastoral leaders in the Catholic Church. Pre-conference papers and proceedings are available. Post-conference papers coming soon.
National Young Adult Ministry Summit
September 17-19, 2019 - The Summit was hosted by the USCCB National Advisory Team for Young Adult Ministry, and took place at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, Illinois. It was offered in collaboration with the CTU Bernardin Center. The goal of the Summit was to convene young adult ministry leaders to network, collaborate, and envision the future of the field. The Summit focused on Pope Francis' Christus Vivit and how it impacts the Church's work with young adults.
The Summit featured a live-stream for those that could not travel. The recording will be available soon.
The National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry hosts gatherings for all in the Church interested in improving ministry to and with young adults in the Church. Resources from these gatherings will be available in the future.