Youth Ministry

Renewing the Vision is the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s guiding document that provides a comprehensive and uniquely Catholic perspective on Youth Ministry. The Bishops blueprint for the continued development of effective ministry with young and older adolescents is expressed in four parts.

Part One: The Growth and Development of the Church’s Ministry with Adolescents

Part Two: Goals for Ministry with Adolescents

Part Three: Themes and Components for a Comprehensive Ministry with Adolescents:
-The Ministry of Advocacy
-The Ministry of Catechesis
-The Ministry of Community Life
-The Ministry of Evangelization
-The Ministry of Justice and Service
-The Ministry of Leadership Development
-The Ministry of Pastoral Care
-The Ministry of Prayer and Worship

Part Four: A Guiding Image for Ministry with Adolescents

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry commits to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by: forming, equipping, and supporting ministry leaders in their service to young people and their families; modeling and fostering a ministry of acompañamiento among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic and geographic realities; and, partnering with parents and equipping families of young people as they witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

The NFCYM seeks to:

  • Support, engage and develop members to make a greater impact in the field of pastoral ministry to young people.
  • Equip members to identify and enable adults in ministry to respond to the diverse needs and gifts of young people.
  • Equip members to provide opportunities for encounters with Christ through dynamic engagements that foster mature discipleship and authentic accompaniment among adult leaders and young people.
  • Equip members to partner with parents to enhance their confidence and ability to accompany their children to seek, know, and love Christ.

St. Thomas Camp serves the the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings by providing a place where young people can feel the love of Christ, experience a great adventure in the outdoors and be challenged to become the saint God wants them to be.

Director of Evangelization and Communications

H. Thomas Dotterweich

Coordinator of Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministry

Jessica Brown
(406) 590-9772