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Introduction

This guide is for providing helpful resources on topics relating to Youth Ministry.

"Youth ministry is called to gather the questions of young people today, and starting from them,
to bring a true and honest dialogue in order to bring Christ into their life."
- Pope Francis

Christ Blessing the Little Children, by Benjamin West

Christ Blessing the Little Children, Benjamin West (Photo: Royal Academy of Arts)

Let the Children Come to Me, Anthony van Dyck

Let the Children Come to Me, Anthony van Dyck. (Photo: National Gallery of Canada)

Jesus Christ Blessing the Children, Antoine Ansiaux.

Jesus Christ Blessing the Children, Antoine Ansiaux. (Photo: Chateau de Versailles)

The Purpose of this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide useful resources on topics relating to Youth Ministry.  An emphasis is placed on helping students from different cultures find information relevant to their world experiences.

In addition to aiding students in their search for books and articles, this guide is broken down into three groups of resources:

  1. General resources on Youth Ministry
  2. Resources on theological and social challenges in various cultural contexts.
  3. Resources on childhood development and health.

Using these resources together will help students form their own understanding of youth ministry in various contexts.

XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (Oct. 2018)

Announced in January 2017, the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the XV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops focused on young people, their journeys towards maturity, and the accompanying role of the Church.  

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Jennifer Butler
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Cody Mansley
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