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 responsibilities. 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 setting. 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. Overview Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies 2013-2014 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: o o The Canadian Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies (C.C.Y.M.S.) is managed and directed by: The Redemptorists of the EdmontonToronto Province For more information visit: www.ccyms.ca 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 ministers, religious educators, clergy, chaplains, campus ministers, and school teachers. It equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth. 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 youth. 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 www.ccyms.ca for Program Elements/Course Locations Edmonton-Toronto Province Prerequites: Love youth and www.ccyms.ca young at heart! All adult ages welcome! Hosting Sites for 2013-2014 MONTREAL, QC Archdiocese of Montreal [email protected] • • Foundations – 22-23, 2014 Skills - April 26-27, 2014 LONDON, ON St. Peter’s Institute for Catholic Formation http://www.stpetersseminary.ca • Pastoral Care – April 5-6, 2013 OTTAWA, ON Redemptorists and the Archdiocese of Ottawa http://www.ccyms.ca Summer Seminar: August 16-19, 2014 • Principles of Youth Ministry • Practices of Youth Ministry TORONTO, ON Office of Catholic Youth (OCY) Archdiocese of Toronto http://www.ocytoronto.org Summer Seminar: August 19-24, 2014 • Evangelization and Catechesis • Foundations for Ministry Leadership • Skills for Christian Leadership SASKATOON, SK Western Canadian Association of Catholic Youth Ministers (WCACYM) http://www.wcacym.ca Summer Seminar: July 19-26, 2014 • • • Foundations for Ministry Leadership Skills for Christian Leadership Fostering the Faith Growth of Youth Through Pastoral Care REQUIRED COURSES FOR YEAR ONE REQUIRED COURSES FOR YEAR TWO 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 development. 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 environment. 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 Catechesis This course develops the foundations and practices for Personal Faith Growth Opportunities for Networking 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.
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