Commentary Sections

Laying The Groundwork


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Last Revised on February 18, 2011

Parish youth ministry leaders that follow the policies in this book and understand the commentary surrounding each will be well on their way to providing effective youth ministry for their young people.

All questions in the Youth Ministry Effectiveness Tool are based on the policies outlined in this manual. Parishes that follow the policies and understand their meaning should score well on the Effectiveness Tool.

All policies are numbered and may be found in the Policies section or alongside the corresponding commentary.

Youth Ministry Effectiveness Tool - Parish communities are encouraged to complete this assessment tool to discover how effective their ministry to, with, and for young people is (or can become) in their parish. Catholic Youth Ministry staff can guide pastors, Youth Ministry Leadership Committees, or CFCs in this important process.

Appendix Two contains supporting documentation for policies and guidelines as well as other useful information (i.e. resources for supporting your volunteers ).