All Youth Workers are invited to attend the Empower Youth Ministry Training, sponsored by Life Teen, on September 9th, 2017, at Saint Benedict Church in Richmond, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Empower Core Member Trainings are a call to arms. We want to equip youth ministers and core members with the tools and techniques that their ministry needs to not just survive, but to thrive. From relational ministry to understanding teen culture & development to tackling the tough topics, we’re here to set you up for success. Our goal remains simple: to help parishes lead teens closer to Christ.

Registration and payment is handled directly through Life Teen.

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Training Topics

Training topics covered at the 2017 Empower Core Member Trainings include:

  • Understanding Teenage Development & Culture
  • Tackling Tough Topics
  • Relational Ministry
  • Keys to Core Member Success
  • Centrality of the Liturgy
  • Growing & Pruning Your Ministry


All 2017 Empower Core Member Trainings will be held from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  View the full 2017 Empower Core Member Training schedule below!

8:30-9:00am Check-in & Registration
9:00-9:30am Welcome Session
9:30-10:00am Keynote #1: “The Heart of God”
10:15-11:00am Breakout Sessions, Round 1
11:15am-12:15pm Mass
12:15-1:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:00-1:45pm Praise & Worship
1:45-2:30pm Breakout Sessions, Round 2
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:15pm Keynote #2: “Aligning Our Hearts”
3:15-3:45pm Time of Prayer
3:45-4:00pm Closing Announcements & Thank You’s

Registration Info


$60/person // $50 early bird (register by August 25th)

For every 10 people you register, you receive 1 free registration!

Priests attend for free!

This training is for adults only. Teens will not be admitted.

Walk-In Registrations

Reserve space for your group by registering ahead of time! Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the door the day of the Empower if space is still available. If you register at the door, please be prepared to fill out a participant agreement form and submit payment for $60/person via cash, check, or credit card.

Cancellation Policies

All payments are due prior to the start of the event.

Cancellation 30 days or more before the event will result in a full refund.

Cancellation 7-30 days before the event will incur a $20 cancellation fee.

Cancellation less than 7 days before the event is non-refundable. If you have not yet paid, you will still be held responsible for payment. No shows will be held responsible for payment in full.




Saint Benedict Catholic Church
300 N. Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA
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