Embark Enrolled Parishes

Embark Toolbox

Below you will find specific tools for you to use as you engage in the Embark process. They are divided by milestone. Many are found in the binder but are now “editable” by you. Additionally, I will include articles of interest that you may want to read for further growth.

PDFs are formatted documents that you can print as handouts.

PDF Forms have boxes you can fill in when you open them in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. Make sure you click the box that says “Highlight Existing Fields.” Then, just click the blue box you would like to write in and begin typing.

Word Documents are in Microsoft Work (.docx)

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Milestone 1: Build a Ministerial Team

Recruitment Timeline (PDF Form)

Selective Recruitment Letter 1 (Word)

Reminder Letter (Word)

Phone Script (Word)

Prayers of the Faithful (Word)

Bulletin Announcements (Word)

Introduction Night Flyer (PDF Form)

Youth Ministry Sunday Presentation (Word)

Introduction Night Schedule (Word)

Discernment Sheet (PDF)

Follow up letter for Non-Attendee (Word)

Follow up for Planning Team (Word)

Follow up Youth Worker (Word)

Milestone 2: Understand Goals of Youth Ministry

Links to Renewing the Vision Document: 

Click to  purchase book in English

Click to purchase book in Spanish

Click to view document online

Milestone 3: Develop an Intercessory Prayer Base

Intercessory Prayer Base Worksheet (PDF Form)

Intercessory Prayer Action Plan (PDF Form)

Milestone 4: Compose a Focused Vision and Purpose

Goals of YM Handout (PDF)

Milestone 5: Develop a Schedule

Six Month Schedule

Topic Recommendations for 2015

Milestone 6: Marketing and Outreach

Large Group Meeting Planner

Evaluative Tool

Marketing the Event (PDF Form)

Click to connect to the text management program Remind

Click to connect to the social media management program HootSuite

Milestone 7: Climate Goals

Student Guarantees

Teen Profile

Tools from the First Webinar

Session Recording (The recording starts about 8 minutes into the session)

The session recording is approximately 45 minutes. It focuses mostly on checking in on the progress of teams regarding recruitment and meetings. Click here to view. 

Who Do You Say I Am? Video

Available from Outside da Box. 

Articles for Parents and on Parent Engagement

I will start to identify and curate some articles for you. Find the one that speaks to your community the best. Some will be from Catholic sources and some will be from other. Please know that that I like the articles but do not necessarily endorse the organization, am not endorsing the site and have not explored the entire site for content. Please use your internet “smarts.”

Importance of Family Faith for Lifelong Faith Formation by John Roberto

Great video on the Domestic Church for Parents, families, and youth from Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth

Ten Reasons Why Parents Should Be Involved in Your Youth Ministry by NxtChurch (Protestant)

You Get What You Are by Kara Powell, co-author of Sticky Faith

Tools from the Second Webinar

Session Recording

We experienced some significant technical difficulties as part of this webinar. The recording is 50 minutes and focuses on the development of your own faith life by exploring the spiritual disciplines. Click here to view.

Resources

Please know that that I like the articles or resources but do not necessarily endorse the organization, am not endorsing the site and have not explored the entire site for content. Please use your internet “smarts.”

iBreviary app for Liturgy of the Hours, Daily Readings, Catholic Prayers

Sacred Space: A daily prayer and reflection from the Irish Jesuits

Minute Meditations from AmericanCatholic.org

A Guide to Confession from the Archdiocese of St. Louis

New American Bible (Revised) from the USCCB

Searchable Catechism of the Catholic Church from the USCCB

 

Tools for Third Webinar

Session Recording

Click here to view. Approximately 50 minutes.

Resources

Please know that that I like the articles or resources but do not necessarily endorse the organization, am not endorsing the site and have not explored the entire site for content. Please use your internet “smarts.”

Busted Halo

LifeTeen

Our Sunday Visitor

St. Mary’s Press

VCat

YDisciple

Tools for Fourth Webinar

Session Recording

Click here to view. Approximately 50 minutes.

 

Tools for Fifth Webinar

Session Recording

Click here to view.  Approximately 45 minutes.

Resources

Please know that that I like the articles or resources but do not necessarily endorse the organization, am not endorsing the site and have not explored the entire site for content. Please use your internet “smarts.”

A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One? YouthMinistry.com

Rethinking Whole Class Discussions Edutopia.com

5 Ways to Make Class Discussions More Exciting  Edutopia.com