2017 Workshop Series:
There's and App for That!
Ministry with Gen Z – There’s an App for That!
Just as we are getting used the Millennials, along comes Generation Z, which includes youth born in the mid to late 1990’s, mostly to Gen X parents. These young people are tech savvy, are social innovators, and are anxious to create a customized way to belong and contribute. What does this mean for us as Church? How can we create pathways and onramps for Gen Z youth so we can share the Good News and include their many gifts and their boundless energy? How can we make a faith connection with Gen X parents?
This workshop will share the research about Gen Z along with effective ways for parishes to engage youth and their families. We will include practical ideas and starting points within these topics as we explore the ministry implications for youth ministry, catechesis, sacramental preparation and parish life.
We plan to cover the following topics in the 9:00-2:00 workshop:
· An Emerging Generation: What’s Different about Them?
· How We Reach This Connected, Community-Minded, Curious Generation
· Engaging Gen Z in Parish Life
· Strategies for Supporting the Parents of This New Generation
The workshop is designed for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of adolescents—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation and catechists, Confirmation preparation leaders, and service/social concerns leaders.
March 7, 2017
@ St. Michael Parish
300 N. Board St (Route 46)
Canfield OH 44406
In the Parish Hall (southside of the Church)
$54 per person for the workshop, lunch and the handout packet
Payable directly to the Center for Ministry Development
(NOT the diocese)