Tom is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development and Project Coordinator for the Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program. Previously, Tom was the Director of Youth Ministry and the Associate Director for Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom has provided workshops on volunteer management in dioceses and parishe...s for over twenty-five years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. More

Connecting Technology and Faith

Connecting Technology and Faith
I forgot my phone. Many of you will relate to this experience. For me, the most recent time this happened was a day I was traveling that was filled with family visits. The morning and afternoon were the Confirmation of my niece and the family party that followed. We went straight from there to dinner and a play featuring my nephews. Once I realized...
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Evangelizing Families through Witness and Care

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​Recently, my sister sent me a video showing a children's ministry at a church event where the group was being led in exercise and dance while singing words from Scripture. Where does this fit in the big picture of evangelizing families? There is so much competing for family's time and attention. Some churches are getting caught up in trying to res...
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Walking with Youth – Preparing for the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

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Note:In February 2018, the Center for Ministry Development will launch their annual workshop series entitled: "Accompanying Youth on Their Journey of Faith and Discernment." See the workshop outline, sites, and dates here: https://www.cmdnet.org/accompany (Excerpt from the journal article by the same title provided in Youth Ministry Access) In Octo...
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