Finding Young Adult Leaders

Becky Eldredge outlines the qualities to search for when seeking young adult leaders:

  • Young adults who possess the qualities of openness, ability to empower others, ability to communicate in both written and verbal word, and the ability to lead.
  • Young adults who are involved in other organizations, groups, or ministries where young adults are already present. These young adults have a larger circle of influence of their peers to invite to participate in young adult ministry.
  • Young adults who express an interest in starting a ministry with their peers.
  • Young adults who are already involved in your parish in some way as a catechist, youth ministry volunteer, service project volunteer, parent of a child in a religious education program, Eucharistic minister, lector, and young adults who have recently been married or gone through baptismal preparation for their child, which all parishes have records of.

Check out other leadership principles for young adult ministry in the Essentials section.