workshops for ministers
Steve’s sense of mission, sense of humor, and lifetime in ministry have made him a popular speaker for youth ministers, Catholic school faith development days, Diocesan catechetical conferences and gatherings of parish volunteers. These events are crested to empower each participant and breath a sense of renewal and commitment to the task of ministry. Here are few of his most requested presentations:
Keeping the Faith While Teaching the Faith
A highly effective hour designed especially for experienced youth ministers and catechists with a little humor and genuine appreciation for what ministry professionals do for the church, this session is a great spiritual boost for anyone teaching the faith. To be “around” faith is not the same thing as having faith. With great spiritual and practical suggestions on keeping our own faith strong, this workshop is designed to keep us from mistaking our own spiritual journey with our frequent professional “near faith experiences”!!
Teaching Youth to follow Christ in “The Way” of Discipleship
It’s not enough to teach our young people about God, we need to provide them with opportunities that draw them into an experience with God, an experience they yearn to share with the world. The youth that we encounter in our parishes as part of catechesis, youth ministry and sacramental preparation are ready for this challenge. Participants will explore ways to engage youth to live the Word, share the Word, and BE the next generation of faith-filled disciples.