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Upcoming Opportunities


Pope Francis' Christus Vivit is a watershed moment in the life of youth, campus, and young adult ministries and pastoral juvenil hispana. Various collaborators across the ministry fields are hosting webinars and online conversations to explore this important document and further develop the ministry field.

We will keep this page updated with conferences and webinars that we believe will be useful for youth and young adult ministry leaders in their work at the local, regional, and national levels. Check back often for more opportunities for ongoing formation from the USCCB and other ministry leaders.


Upcoming Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Webinars

We recently completed two webinar series on Christus Vivit:

  1. Webinars sponsored by USCCB National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry and the Loyola Institute for Ministry, Loyola University New Orleans.
  2. English and/or Spanish webinars sponsored by National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), Southeast Pastoral Institute for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (SEPI), Catholic Apostolate Center (CAC), in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

Check back soon for new webinar listings; for now, please view all webinar recordings from this series available below.


Upcoming Conferences

National Young Adult Ministry Summit

September 17-19, 2019 - The Summit is hosted by the USCCB National Advisory Team for Young Adult Ministry, and will take place at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, Illinois. It will be offered in collaboration with the CTU Bernardin Center. The goal of the Summit is to convene young adult ministry leaders to network, collaborate, and envision the future of the field. The Summit will focus on Pope Francis' Christus Vivit and how it impacts the Church's work with young adults.

If you cannot attend the Summit in person, you can stay connected to the conversations taking place through the live-stream, generously hosted by the Catholic Apostolate Center. Register for access to the live-stream

The National Advisory Team on Young Adult Ministry hosts gatherings for all in the Church interested in improving ministry to and with young adults in the Church. Resources from these gatherings will be available in the future.


Past Webinars

Recent Conference Proceedings:

Voice + Vision: A National Academic Conference for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults took place from July 31 - August 2, 2019 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio. This academic conference focused on Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation, in conjunction with the recent findings from the Fifth Encuentro, the Synod of Bishops on Young People, and the National Dialogue, with leading figures, experts, and pastoral leaders in the Catholic Church. Pre-conference papers and proceedings are available. Post-conference papers coming soon.

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