Recommended Books & Blogs

 Below are some links to Blogs and some recommended reading to help support you and your ministry.  


 Renewing the Vision: a Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry                                                         Put out by the USCCB in 1997 Renewing the Vision remains a relevant and useful tool for every Parish Youth Ministry Leader.  Available in paperback, or online for free at the above link.


Forming Intentional Disciples    By Sherry Weddell                                               
Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within.

Positively Dangerous By Frank Mercadante  

This book outlines how Young Adults should live their faith in a loud and real way. It provides guidelines on how to be a positively dangerous person (Loving others, Loving God, Authenticity, Integrity, and Living on Call). This book is a fantastic resource for any Youth minister or young adult. Positively Dangerous was also the theme of the 2017 Diocesan Youth Convention.    


Cultivation Ministries ~ They have some great things to say.... It's worth a visit! 
Lifeteen  ~  A wide variety of Bloggers with valuable voices 
Youth Specialties  ~ Full of real ideas, resources and insight 
Center for Parent and Youth Understanding ~ Outstanding resource for understanding youth culture