Peer Communities

One goal of a pastoral plan for young adults is connecting them with a peer community. Paul Jarzembowski explains that a peer community full of others who share similar values and beliefs helps to nurture and strengthen faith:

  • Forming faith communities of peers: To provide opportunities for young adults to find among their peers the necessary support and encouragement as they journey through life and fulfill their mission to the world.
  • Developing peer leadership: To help young adults become leaders, not only among their peers but within the larger community.
  • Identifying a young adult team: To urge each parish, movement and organization, and campus to identify a team to advocate and respond to the needs of young adults.

Check out other resources in the Essentials section of Young Adult Ministry in a Box.