Our Expert Team

Nora Bradbury-Haehl Nora Bradbury-Haehl is the author of The Freshman Survival Guide from Hachette Book Group. She is a contributing editor at bustedhalo.com and a full-time parish youth minister who has worked in parish and diocesan youth and young adult ministry for more than 20 years. She is the author of ScriptureWalk, and ScriptureWalk: Discipleship, […]

Our Recipe for Success

Young Adult Ministry in a Box has two major elements: Young Adult Ministry Essentials: The “how-to” section, creating the structure, outreach, promoting programs, and building ongoing support Step-by-Step Programs: A detailed list of program and event types with tips on planning and hosting each You can do this. Successful young adult ministry will look different in […]

Our Philosophy

While other ministries require full-time directors, young adult ministry is about empowering young adults by offering structures, programs, and best practices so they can build the ministry themselves. Busted Halo and the National Catholic Young Adult Ministers Association (NCYAMA) have designed a resource that incorporates these elements as well as the experiences and advice of the […]


We know you’re busy. If your community is like most parishes and campus ministries, resources are limited. Money is tight, staff is stretched, and adding new responsibilities to your job description is not a possibility. Unfortunately, outreach to young adults (20s and 30s) often gets short shrift at a time when – countless studies have shown […]