Youth ministers are invited to serve as adult mentors. At YTM, youth gain strategic planning leadership skills and apply them back in their parish. We invite youth ministers to become mentors to the youth who attend YTM. A few examples of YTM projects include: outreach to new immigrants, youth group leadership, leading catechetical sessions on Catholic Social Teaching, and Pro-life Welcome to my World baskets for new parents.
Adult mentors are invited to attend YTM sessions at Saint John’s. Housing and meals will be provided for a day or two at the YTM Summer Institute for youth ministers who have youth from their parish attend the summer institute.
We ask all adult mentors to attend the YTM project planning process on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM at Saint John’s University. Adult mentors are also invited to attend the YTM January retreat, January 5-6, 2018.
Youth ministers, directors of religious education, Catholic school teachers, and pastoral ministers in need of a theological education are invited to join a Master of Arts in Ministry YTM Cohort at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary. Course are on weekends and online. The degree is completed in three years of part time study. Special scholarships are provided for those accepted into the program and those who recruit and mentor youth. Sixty lay ecclesial ministers have completed a MA in theology through YTM since it started in 2000. For more information, visit our MA Theology YTM Cohort page, or contact Dr. Jeffrey Kaster, Director. [email protected] or 320 363-2620.