Integrating with the Parish

An important goal of young adult ministry is to connect members with the church and welcome them to the Christian community. Paul Jarzembowski summarizes the goal and its objectives:

Goal 2: Connecting Young Adults with the Church — To make contact with young adults and invite and welcome them to participate in the life and mission of the Christian community, which proclaims Jesus Christ by preaching the Gospel. Objectives:

·   Evangelizing outreach: To identify places where young adults gather and to personally connect them with the church by listening to their concerns, hopes, and dreams and welcoming them into a community of faith.

·   Forming the faith community: To invite, empower, and enable young adults to participate in the life of the church through worship, community life, small faith communities, and evangelizing efforts and on committees, in ministries, and in Catholic movements and organizations.

·   Pastoral care: To provide activities, visitations, and counseling opportunities, which respond to the spiritual and developmental needs of young adults.

Find other goals and objectives for young adult ministry in the Essentials section.