France[ edit ] In the youth unemployment rate in France was Lacking vocational training or adequate skills that employers look for, many French youths are without options for employment. In France established a labour law to set a statutory minimum wage for the youth population.
Goals for ministry with adolescents Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. As baptized members of the Church, youth are called to serve others and to serve Christ, bringing about the Kingdom of God in unique ways.
Youth are empowered when they are welcomed into a Church that speaks to their hearts with the "joy of the Gospel and the strength of the Eucharist" St. When youth frequently engage the Gospel, challenge their spiritual lives, and are shown the adventure of discipleship through the Church they can begin to commit themselves totally to Jesus Christ in concrete ways.
To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community. There are four notable communities that help youth grow in faith. When youth are drawn to these communities, they better understand what it means to live in a faith community. Family Community The family is the "first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, The role of the youth in acts in the world" Follow the Way of Love, p.
The family is responsible for the spiritual, moral, and overall development of adolescents by faith sharing in the home. This requires parents to love and support their children, but it also challenges adolescents to "enhance family live with their love and faith" and to bring new understandings and skills into the home that will enrich family life Renewing the Vision.
Every family member plays a role in building a community where love can dwell. Youth-friendly parishes do three things to foster adolescent spiritual growth. First, parishes should allow youth to serve the parish along with adults. When adolescents feel welcomed into the parish community as full-fledged members, they are more likely to identify as a community member.
Second, parishes must allow youthful energy and vision in parish activities. Finally, if parishes truly desire to become "youth-friendly", it is crucial to value adolescents.
This means listening to them and responding to their needs, as well as providing them with facilities and money to enable their growth as disciples. If the parish wants youth to commit to parish life, the parish must commit to the development of the youth.
Campus ministry should demonstrate effective ministerial strategies to youth including effective religious education, service projects, retreats, and other activities. Catholic education and campus ministry must strengthen and empower youth to use their gifts and talents in the wider Church community.
Youth-Serving Organizational Community It is important for youth to go beyond their family, parish, and school communities to serve the greater Church community. Catholic service leaders have a duty to reach out to young people in order to form them as young disciples who can bear witness to the gospel message.
Service organizations are communities where youth can learn about joyful giving while being spiritually challenged to love others as Christ does. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Youth ministry in the Church should promote holistic growth and development; that is, growth and development of the entire person. Ministers and leaders must listen to the specific developmental, social, and religious needs and nurture them accordingly.
Our society and culture neglect youth and their well-being. It prioritizes false images of success and wealth rather than the well-being of youth. The United States is losing its way as a society by not ensuring that all youth move safely and successfully into adulthood. Our secular culture does not offer the proper economic, spiritual, and personal tools to help youth become disciples of Jesus Christ.
In short, our youth are settling for less in a society that ignores them.
We must show our youth that the Church maintains a culture of love and discipleship. Our challenge is to show youth the fullness a life of Catholic Christian discipleship entails. Our youth do not always receive proper developmental assets from their parents, their school environments, and even their churches.
These assets help youth avoid high-risk behavior such as drug use, anti-social behavior, and premarital sexual activity. Studies found that as assets increase, high-risk behavior decrease, and positive outcomes such as school success, pro-social behaviors, and responsibility increase.
Our challenge is to help families, schools, and other communities promote healthy living standards so our youth can grow into responsible, successful adults.
Leaders and parishes must incorporate contemporary approaches to youth ministry, modernizing ineffective methods and establishing a foundation for growth. In particular, parish and youth leaders must adjust and be flexible to the ever-changing needs of youth.
Old and tired models of youth ministry must be updated and must match the energy and vitality of youth in the world. Renewing the Vision provides a number of resources that can help develop new strategies for youth ministry.Democracy is the buzz word for our political system.
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