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.