Training & Formation

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YM Networking

The NADCYM office gathers with Deanery Youth Ministry leadership 4 times a year to network and share information about upcoming programs and events.  The gatherings include sharing a meal, time for prayer and sharing, office news and updates and parish news and updates.   These gatherings are for the Youth Ministry Leader in each parish throughout the deanery and include full time, part time or volunteers!

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Youth Ministries Activities Team

The Leadership Development of young people is a true gift and passion of the NADCYM.  YMAT is made up of 15 youth from various parishes in our deanery who serve as advocates for youth ministry in their parishes and the deanery and assist in the implementation of various deanery events and programs.  YMAT serve as retreat leaders, YM speakers, program leaders and they design, plan, implement and evaluate the Middle School Jamboree.  Applications are taken in late winter for the upcoming year.

Applications for the 2014-2015 year are due in by March 21, 2014.  Click here for application.

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YM Renewal Days

Throughout the year, NADCYM will host various events/activities for youth ministers to participate in that are life-giving and help build community with one another.  Some times  a day away with no agenda, no tasks, no follow up is just what is needed to rejuvenate the soul!


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YM Retreat Day / Day of Reflection

The NADCYM office offers a morning or day of reflection for youth ministry leaders every year.   We share in the ministry with all of our pastoral leaders, a day of reflection and time spent in prayer and sharing faith with  one another unites us in a common vision and purpose to serve our young church.  It’s a great time to get away and recharge and renew the spirit.

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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is an in-depth faith sharing gathering for youth ministry leaders.  Meeting once a month, we gather to share faith and life and connect with one another in our journeys with Christ, the Catholic Faith, and in ministry.


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We coordinate a mentoring program for new youth ministry leaders in our parishes.  The first year involves mentoring with NADCYM staff, with monthly check ins and sharing.  The second year partners ministers with a veteran in parish ministry to help transition during the second year of ministry.


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Lenten Renewal Day

Monday, March 4, 2013
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
St. Michael Bradford Parish Hall


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safe and sacred buttonThe Archdiocese of Indianapolis has initiated a convenient new online training program for adults on protecting children from harm. The training builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and child sexual abuse. Safe and Sacred replaces the Virtus program and offers broader content and easier access to training.

The training is available in English and Spanish 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at www.safeandsacred-archindy.org it takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts. As of August 1, 2013, all new clergy, employees, and volunteers who have contact with children must complete the Safe and Sacred program before beginning ministry, work, or volunteer service. Current clergy, employees, and volunteers will re-certify starting in January 2014.

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