WHO WE ARE
The Youth Ministers’ Network is an association of employed and volunteer youth minister called to serve the needs of youth ministry in the parishes and communities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Network provides a forum for the ongoing formation of youth ministers and the development of the field of Catholic youth ministry.
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 Gathering & Hospitality
9:15 Prayer, Networking, & Introductions
9:40 Business &Announcements
10:15 Professional Development
*Prior to the beginning of each meeting you are welcome to attend Mass at 8:15 in the Worship Space at Annunciation.
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.