Flyer 2013-2014

These Certificate Courses can be utilized in
a number of ways:
• As an integrated formation program
leading to a Canadian Certificate in
Youth Ministry Studies.
• As an enrichment or continuing
education program for veteran leaders.
• As a workshop series which can be
taken on a course-by-course basis by
professional or volunteer leaders.
Benefits for Participants
Confidence: Participants feel more
confident in their ministry because they
have integrated and applied the most
recent and innovative theory and
approaches into their own setting and
Competence: The comprehensive
sequence of courses provides a solid
foundation of theory, theology and
practical approaches, which can be
applied in any parish or youth ministry
Credibility: This is a nationally
recognized curriculum. It is offered in 6
Canadian sites and 29 American sites. It
has been offered in Canada for twenty
years. Its graduates are in parish, school
and diocesan leadership positions all
over the country.
Certificate in
The most comprehensive Catholic youth
ministry training & formation opportunity in
North America.
To Receive a Certificate
The Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry
Studies will be awarded to students who:
The Canadian Certificate
in Youth Ministry Studies
is managed and directed by:
The Redemptorists of the EdmontonToronto Province
For more information visit:
Or contact: Susannah Johnson
Director of C.C.Y.M.S.
Phone: 416-979-9992
Fax: 416-598-7730
The Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry
Studies is an 8 course training program
specially designed for professional and
volunteer leaders in parish and Catholic school
ministry with adolescents, such as youth
chaplains, campus ministers, and school
It equips leaders with the knowledge, skills,
practical tools, and techniques needed for
creative and comprehensive ministry with
It nurtures the personal, spiritual, and
ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in
today’s Church.
It develops the confidence, competence, and
credibility of leaders for effective ministry with
Participate in all 8 courses
Successfully complete and submit
assignments and study questions for
each course, demonstrating an
understanding of the core areas of
Catholic Belief.
How to Register
Each site accepts registrations for their own
students. For a link to each site visit:
Directed by
The Redemptorists
for Program Elements/Course Locations
Edmonton-Toronto Province
Prerequites: Love youth and
young at heart! All adult ages welcome!
Hosting Sites for 2013-2014
Archdiocese of Montreal
[email protected]
Foundations – 22-23, 2014
Skills - April 26-27, 2014
St. Peter’s Institute for Catholic
• Pastoral Care – April 5-6, 2013
Redemptorists and the
Archdiocese of Ottawa
Summer Seminar: August 16-19, 2014
• Principles of Youth Ministry
• Practices of Youth Ministry
Office of Catholic Youth (OCY)
Archdiocese of Toronto
Summer Seminar: August 19-24, 2014
• Evangelization and Catechesis
Foundations for Ministry Leadership
Skills for Christian Leadership
Western Canadian Association of
Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM)
Summer Seminar: July 19-26, 2014
Foundations for Ministry Leadership
Skills for Christian Leadership
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth
Through Pastoral Care
Principles of Youth Ministry presents the foundational
understandings and principles for developing effective,
comprehensive ministry with young and older adolescents. It
presents the vision and principles for comprehensive youth
ministry and a model for developing youth ministry which
incorporates developmentally appropriate youth programming,
strengthens family life, involves young people as integral
members of the faith community, and collaborates with civic
organizations in a common effort to promote positive youth
Practices of Youth Ministry explores the development of
comprehensive youth ministry through the collaborative
sharing of the resources in the community. Rooted in a
theological and pastoral vision of community life, this course
develops foundational understandings that will assist leaders
in setting and implementing a vision for dynamic ministry with
youth. This will include skills for advocacy, planning and
organizing youth ministry efforts. Methods for collaborative
leadership among ministries and within ministry teams will
also be developed.
Professional Facilitators in
an Adult Learning
Practical Skills and
Techniques Training.
Skills for Christian Leadership addresses the theories and
skills needed for principle centered leadership in ministry.
Participants will develop a practical, working understanding of
leadership process and skills and the experiential ability to use
the skills. The course stresses the application of leadership
skills to various ministry settings, problems, and issues.
nurturing faith growth and Catholic identity in young and older
adolescents through evangelization and catechesis. Participants will
explore a variety of ways to learn of and from Jesus, and how to promote a
living relationship with Jesus in the lives of adolescents. They will examine
a contemporary approach to developing Catholic identity and Catholic
practices in the lives of adolescents today. Participants will experience and
analyze the “postmodern” culture and develop strategies for faith formation
with adolescents in a postmodern world. They will learn creative
approaches for evangelization and catechesis and develop skills and
methods for evangelizing and catechizing adolescents.
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Prayer and Worship
Prayer and Worship investigates the foundational role that prayer and
worship have in fostering the spiritual growth of youth. Participants
develop understandings and practical skills necessary for: (a) preparing
liturgy and worship experiences, (b) fostering the prayer life of youth and
preparing prayer services, and (c) understanding the role of youth retreat
experiences. Participants will apply these understandings by developing a
realistic and integrated approach to worship within a comprehensive
ministry to youth.
Foundations for Ministry Leadership explores the theology,
principles, and practices of effective leadership in Christian
ministry. Participants will explore current leadership concepts
and approaches, as well as Christian perspectives on
leadership. Participants will also learn how to empower
individuals and teams of leaders for ministry with youth. The
course combines theory presentation with experiential
learning as participants explore (a) leadership theory and an
assessment of styles for effective leadership; (b) theological and
pastoral foundations for understanding leadership and
empowerment; and (c) processes and tools for inviting,
preparing and nurturing adult and youth leaders in ministry.
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Evangelization and
This course develops the foundations and practices for
Faith Growth
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Justice and Service
explores the foundations for fostering a justice and service
consciousness and spirituality in youth drawn from: Scripture,
Catholic Social Teaching, adolescent development, and
contemporary catechetical principles. It develops skills for
creating integrated, action-learning models for the justice and
service component of a comprehensive youth ministry.
Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth through Pastoral Care explores
the principles and methods of caring for young people from various
cultures and their families. The course develops an understanding of the
breadth and depth of pastoral care. This includes exploration of family
systems, adolescent development and the role that cultural identity plays
in the development of adolescents. The goal is two-fold: (a) to promote
healthy adolescent development from a pastoral care perspective, and (b)
to develop preventative interventions for families with adolescents.