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.