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.
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Connecting with Youth, Family, Parish, and Wider Community in Non-Gathered Ways

Connecting with Youth, Family, Parish, and Wider Community in Non-Gathered Ways
In the current situation regarding COVID-19 and increasing number of self-quarantine, ministers across the country are trying to discern how to engage the people they serve without physically coming together.  Non-gathered ministry allows ministry leaders to reach youth who do not attend programs (or even church).  Consider these pra...
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A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs

A Guide to Designing Non-Gathered Programs
​As we prepare our ministry response in the current and uncertain situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no shortage of ideas and resources.  Links, websites, resources, downloads abound online.  The real challenge for ministry leaders is discerning and developing an effective and responsive ministry in this new situation.&nb...
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12 Ways to Support Young People in Living their Faith in College

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 A guest blog post by James R. Walter Ed.D., the Director of the Catholic Scholars program at St. John's University. ​As campus ministers, we are very familiar with tried and true experiences that are central to our campus faith life, such as the celebration of sacraments, devotional prayer, and daily and Sunday Mass. As our student popul...
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