The 2015-2016 Webinar Series is comprised of six webinars. With your purchase, you receive access to the live webinar, the recording for later viewing, and any handouts/resources.
This year's series includes the following titles:
September 23, 2015
God Saw That It Was Good: Empowering Youth and Families to Care for God's Creation
Presented by Jane Angha
With the release of the encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis underscored the importance of caring for our common home as part of our Catholic faith and tradition. Join us in this webinar as we explore ways to promote caring for God's creation among our youth and their families and even in our ministry settings.
October 21, 2015
Digital Reach: How to Engage Youth and Families through Media and Social Media
Presented by Peter Bierer and Angel Barrera
Youth and their families are busier than ever. With sporting events, band practice, retreats, school, friends...ugh. There's sometimes so little time to gather them at the parish for any programming. In this webinar, we'll look at ways to engage youth and their families in non-gathered ways through social media. We'll learn how to develop a plan for leveraging social media to extend our reach.
November 17, 2015
Partnering and Practicing with Parents: Coaching Parents to Share Faith at Home
Presented by Jane Angha
Parents are the number one influence in the life of a young person. It's no wonder there has been a great focus on developing ministries that engage families. In this webinar, we'll unpack how well your ministry works to engage parents and prepare them for the task of sharing their faith at home. Join us in this discussion to explore the most effective ways to empower parents in their unique role.
February 11, 2016
The Start of Something Big! Engaging Recently Confirmed Youth
Presented by Tom East
It happens everywhere: the vanishing act of many faithful young people that had previously attended years of faith formation and youth ministry. Join us in the discussion to explore some of the most effective ways to engage young people after the Sacrament of Confirmation.
March 16, 2016
The Joy in Re-Creation: Honoring the Sabbath and Tending to our Spirituality as Leaders
Presented by Susan Searle
For many of us, we may put a great focus on productivity and getting things done and compromise our need for recreation and sabbath. Our time for prayer and rest can seem to be squeezed out of our schedules. Join us in this webinar as we explore the practice of sabbath and renew ourselves as ministry leaders.
April 19, 2016
Which Way Now? Helping Youth make the Transition to Adulthood
Presented by Joan Weber
We all face decisions. For young people approaching the end of high school, these decisions tend to come in huge waves: deciding whether to enter college, the workforce or the military, choosing where to live (at home, in the dorms or barracks, in an apartment), finding a job to get some cash, leaving home for the first time?! In this webinar, we'll explore ways we can support young people in their transition from youth to young adulthood.