Angel Barrera is a Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for the Center for Ministry Development. Angel has over ten years of experience in ministry with youth and families in parish, campus ministry and diocesan settings. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He...
Angel Barrera is a Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services for the Center for Ministry Development. Angel has over ten years of experience in ministry with youth and families in parish, campus ministry and diocesan settings. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. He formerly served as the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Brownsville.
More

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!

Continue reading
  8006 Hits

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.

Continue reading
  7439 Hits

Rapid Pace of Newsworthy Change

header-rapid-change
Keeping up with the news can feel like a wild game of 'whack a mole.' Things pop up demanding our attention and we're struggling to whack it smartly on the head and mark it done or read. In the last three weeks, we've experienced a solar eclipse, earthquakes, wildfires, massive hurricanes, the repeal of DACA, threats of North Korean missiles...lots...
Continue reading
  1107 Hits