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Youth Ministry Access Survey: We'd love to hear from you!

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To help us serve you better, please complete the online survey regarding Youth Ministry Access. Thank you in advance for your feedback!  Online Survey

Preparing Youth for Confirmation with YMA

Preparing Youth for Confirmation with YMA

As you are nearing the end for this year's Confirmation preparation, many of you may already be looking forward to next year! You may be wondering how to energize and enhance your current process for preparing youth for Confirmation. You may also just be wondering where you can find easy-to-use and reliable materials to help prepare young disciples.

Look no further! Youth Ministry Access is just what you need!

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YMA for Catechetical Settings

YMA for Catechetical Settings

I have frequent discussions with parish and diocesan leaders about how to use Youth Ministry Access (YMA) to provide adolescent catechesis. Clearly, there’s a need for affordable and solid Catholic resources in sharing faith with youth.  There is also a need for allowing for the creativity and flexibility of the ministry leader. YMA is a great option for many of these communities because it provides flexible and engaging resources that can be used in a number of settings.

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Finding Faith after Tragedy Had Struck [Personal Reflections of the Las Vegas Shooting]

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Editor's Note: Rosy Hartz is a Catholic youth ministry leader in the Diocese of Las Vegas.  In this post, she shares personal reflections and feelings about the tragedy that occurred on October 1, 2017. ​I was sleeping and it was the good kind of sleep.The kind that makes five minutes of sleep feels like eight hours. It was just that though. A...
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Inspiring Teens on a Mission

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I just came off two weeks of Young Neighbors in Action in San Francisco. While sleeping on an air mattress, getting four hours of sleep a night, and not having any introvert time were challenging, I must say that today I find myself inspired and re-energized. Young people continually amaze me with their faith and their willingness to give themselve...
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Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak

Resetting Passwords after Cloudflare Leak
Recently one of the vendors we use as part of our web infrastructure reported a possible leak of small bits of information. Although this leak was not specifically targeted or related to CMDNET.org and we don't store any data related to your financial records, it is possible that your username and password to CMDNET.org may have been compromised.If...
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Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm

Youth Ministry Access Session Brainstorm
Click here to share your ideas We publish new sessions and resources each season and we'd like you to weigh in with topics and themes that are important and relevant to you and your ministry. 

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

5 Tips for Recruiting Youth for Summer Mission Trips

Here are some tips for recruiting today's generation of young disciples, who have so many options available to them for spending their summers.

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Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

Insights from “Looking to the Future of Youth Ministry”

It’s always fun to try to guess the future. But history has shown that even our best guesses can be a little off. I’m still waiting for square tomatoes and grouch pills.

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J5D’s newest site brings joy to the local community

Welcome to our new Just5days webpage. We are so excited to have another way to connect with you! Last summer Just5Days engaged middle school youth in week-long mission trips in many cities around the country. Davenport / Quad cities was one of our new sites. I had the pleasure of working with Mary Ellen Pfeiffer and Sara Scogland to coordinate this "across state lines" J5D's. We also were blessed with the awesome musical talents of Chris Clow who is Campus Minister for St. Ambrose University in Davenport. The service opportunities were excellent and the youth had wonderful opportunities to serve, play, and pray together. We did have a bit of excitement our first night... at 2am the tornado sirens went off and we had to wake everyone up and head for the shelter area. Thankfully, there was no tornado but it did make for some fun memories! The following is an article from the local paper highlighting our time in the Quad Cities. Join us next summer in Davenport / Quad Cities! July 20-24

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