Class in evangelization for youth offered online

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The Diocese of Youngstown's Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry invites adults who work with middle school, high school and college-aged youth, whether in a parish, school, or club setting, to take advantage of a class titled "The Component of Evangelization," part of the Youth Ministry Online Training program offered through the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

The coursework will take place March 8 to 22. Upon completion of this two-week class, participants will be able to invite youth into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and empower them to live and witness as disciples in today's world.

Students from the Diocese of Youngstown will join with students from the Diocese of Raleigh, N.C., to share ideas with adults in youth ministry in a different area of the country, thus expanding the possibilities for sharing insights and ideas via discussion boards and a live webinar session.

The primary professor for this class will be Charlotte McCorquodale, Ph.D.

Based on the National Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministry Youth Ministry Specialization, this program consists of 12 modules to provide tools for dynamic and meaningful ministries for the youth of today. The program is built sequentially, but students can start with any course (except No. 12). Students may take as many or as few modules as desired.

This class has been approved for 10 General Hours by the Diocesan Office of Religious Education. Fees are $40 per module to include access to the online materials, assistance with technology as needed, and facilitation by Ministry Training Source-trained facilitators, plus $15 for a course book ($55 total cost).

Students seeking college credit take three modules per semester to comprise a course for $110, plus tuition rates, plus $45 for course books.

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry serves as a resource for faith communities in the diocese in providing comprehensive outreach to high school teens as well as to young adults.

The office assists with including the "Church of Tomorrow" into the "Church of Today."

For more information, contact Cindee Case at 330-744-8451.

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