Youth & Young Adult Catechesis: Forming Peer Leaders

Authored by Jim Beckman in Issue #35.3 of The Sower

When we address the topic of peer leadership in youth ministry, the conversation can be all over the board. Some use the term to speak of peer leadership roles, like older teens helping with junior high or the Confirmation program. Others refer to the actual formation of the teens, and still others refer to service projects and empowering teens for social justice. It will be helpful in this discussion to give some definition to what we are actually talking about. To do that, I’d like to look at the overall process of evangelization.

The rest of this online article is available for current subscribers.

Start your subscription today!


This article is from The Sower and may be copied for catechetical purposes only. It may not be reprinted in another published work without the permission of Maryvale Institute. Contact sower@maryvale.ac.uk

Articles from the Most Recent Issue

The Spiritual Life: A Personal Vocation
By Simone Rizkallah
He had a name inscribed that no one knows except himself. ( Revelation 19:12) There is a lingering experience of anxiety which I believe is a particularly Christian one. It concerns the problem of vocation. Joseph Ratzinger, in one of his Advent homilies, preached: The movement of becoming a Christian, which begins at baptism and which we have to... Read more
RCIA & Adult Faith Formation: RCIA Adapted for Families—It’s All About the Parents, Part One
By Lori Smith
“For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to him.” Acts 2:39 Challenging times require innovative solutions. These are indeed challenging times, both in our world and in the Church. It is important for lay catechists to shine as beacons of light in the darkness to draw entire... Read more
Children's Catechesis: Catechizing Kids from Hard Places
By Alison Blanchet
They are not my “glory stories.” They are the children that I think about at 3:17 a.m. The faces of children that, to the best of my knowledge, I failed to reach. In the middle of the night things I said and did—sometimes with the best of intentions and sometimes from a place of absolute frustration and desperation—replay in my head. What had I... Read more

Pages

Watch Tutorial Videos

We've put together several quick and easy tutorial videos to show you how to use this website.

Watch Now