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.

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: 

9:30: Prayer, Networking/Intro, Round table topic
10:30 – 11:30 Professional Development Presentation
11:30 Q&A with Presenters

 

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.