When one thinks of the New Evangelization, it can be a bit like “drinking water from a fire hose.”  To help make the information overload more manageable, we’ve spent time talking to those who are actively involved in the New Evangelization.  These experts – who were evangelized themselves and are evangelizing today – help to make the vast resources more easily understood.

Revitalizing Youth Ministry with Frank Mercadante – Part 1

For the Church, evangelization to today’s youth poses many challenges. How is this generation different from those prior? How can we best impart the faith to children and teens in such a way that they embrace and make it their own – that they keep the faith? Frank Mercadante, author and Executive Director of Cultivation […]

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Revitalizing Youth Ministry with Frank Mercadante – Part 2

  What is the Millennial Generation and how is it fundamentally different from prior generations? What are the implications related to catechizing and evangelizing to this new generation? Millennials are much closer and much more connected to their parents. Parents are the biggest influence in their lives. I think good youth ministry today has to […]

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Revitalizing Youth Ministry with Frank Mercadante – Part 3

The Vital 3.0 Program uses a third generation approach to youth ministry. One of its distinctions is that it works to integrate teens into the life of the parish community, as opposed to only age-segmented programs. How can bonds be strengthened among different generations for a more cohesive parish community? Here I want to make clear […]

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