One of the ultimate goals of young adult ministry is to help young adults foster a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul Jarzembowski details the goal and its objectives:
Goal 1: Connecting Young Adults with Jesus Christ — To foster the personal and communal growth and education of young adults toward a relationship with Jesus Christ leading to Christian maturity. Objectives:
- Spiritual formation and direction: To help young adults develop their spiritual life rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their redeemer and savior.
- Religious education/formation: To help young adults appreciate the teachings and traditions of the church through catechesis, religious education, and pastoral care.
- Vocation discernment: To help young adults understand vocation as primarily a call to holiness and Christian maturity lived through single or married life, the priesthood, the deaconate or religious life.
Find other goals and objectives for young adult ministry in the Essentials section.