Integrating Your Church Community

Paul Jarzembowski emphasizes the importance of incorporating young adults into the larger church community.

Catholic Young Adult Ministry can’t exist in a bubble. The most successful young adult efforts integrate those in their 20s and 30s into the intergenerational and intercultural reality of the Catholic parish and diocese.  When considering what you’d like to offer be sure to think about what is already offered in your community that might just need a few adjustments to be young adult friendly. Also, determine if it is a topic that is best explored in an age-specific gathering or in the context of the larger community. When we connect young adults to ministries beyond Young Adult Ministry these programs may also be renewed and find new life.

Learn more about principles of good Young Adult Ministry in the Essentials section.