New Youth Minister Orientation

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Registration is set to close at noon on Monday, September 11, 2023

 September 20-21, 2023.

Saint Michael the Archangel, 4491 Springfield Rd Richmond VA 23060


All new coordinators of youth ministry (paid and volunteer) are invited to our New Youth Minister Orientation! If you are new to running your ministry in the last two years, you are highly encouraged to attend. Training topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Discerning the Best Youth Ministry Programming for Your Parish
  • Creating a Youth Ministry Calendar
  • Event Coordination: Advertising, Registering, & Attending
  • A Brief Overview of Confirmation
  • Navigating Tough Pastoral Situations
  • Keeping Boundaries & Maintaining Your Own Prayer Life

Plus, you will be paired up with a veteran Youth Minister who will act as a mentor, and you will get face time with some of the other diocesan offices you interact with as a youth minister. We will give you all the guidelines and resources you need to be set up for success! There is no cost to attend this orientation and overnight lodging is provided, as needed. Don’t wait – register today!



Day 1/September 20:

10:30am              Arrival

11:00am               Welcome, Mass, & Lunch

1:30pm                 Human Resources for Youth Ministers

3:00pm                 Mastering the Art of Event Coordination:  Advertising, Registering, & Everything In Between

4:00pm                 Navigating Tough Pastoral Situations in Youth Ministry

5:30pm                 Dinner & Teambuilding

9:30pm                 End of Day 1


Day 2/September 21:

9:30am                 Discerning & Maintaining the Best Youth Ministry Program for Your Parish

11:30am               Highlights of Confirmation Guidelines

12:00pm               Mass & Lunch

1:30pm                 Safe Environment for Youth Ministers

3:00pm                 Building a Culture of Prayer & Vocation

4:00pm                 End of Event