The Youth Minister’s Network gathers youth ministry and faith formation professionals of the Archdiocese to build connections between individuals, to provide professional development, offer resources and tools for ministry, new youth minister mentoring, support and advocacy, spiritual enrichment, and social events.

YMN January Meeting:Ministering With Diversity w/ Cristian Reyes Rodriguez

Join us as we network, pray, and develop professionally together on January 6, 2022  at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church, in Bloomington.We will learn to connect, respect, and engage our multicultural communities through our ministry to youth with special guest Cristian Reyes Rodriguez from St. Odilia in Shoreview, MN.

 

YMN is a member supported organization. All proceeds of membership go to providing professional development and hospitality for youth ministers. All youth ministers are welcome! The first YMN meeting you attend is complimentary, but we ask that you become a full member or pay a $15 per meeting fee to help defray costs and support future professional development. Register online to become a full member, or pay in cash or check for per meeting fee. Receipts are provided!

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WHAT WE DO

The Youth Minister’s Network gathers youth ministry and faith formation professionals of the Archdiocese to build connections between individuals, to provide professional development, offer resources and tools for ministry, new youth minister mentoring, support and advocacy, and social events.

YMN members and guests meet monthly on the first or second Thursday of the month for prayer, networking, professional development and lunch. Click here for more information on membership

 

Typical meeting format: 

8:45 AM: (Optional) Daily Mass
9:30: Prayer, Networking/Intro
10:30 – 12:00 pm: Professional Development/Q&A
12:00 PM: Lunch provided by Lunch Sponsor/ Lunch Sponsor Presentation

 

HISTORY

The Youth Ministers’ Network began in the St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocese in the spring of 1982 by a group of youth ministers who were seeking to address “unmet needs” of youth ministers in the archdiocese. The early meetings focused on the need

  • to create a network for those who serve youth in ministry
  • to advocate for the justice issues within the profession of youth ministry (employment, job descriptions, professionalism)
  • to provide support, training, and professional development for youth ministers in the archdiocese.

The first YMN meeting was held on May 7th, 1982 at the Church of the Annunciation in Minneapolis.