CYM Research Seminar9

Australian Catholic Youth & Youth Ministry Research Seminar

This two-day seminar brought together leading Australian researchers and youth ministers to explore current understandings and research for ongoing youth evangelization.

Program Elements & Resources

Presentation:     Youth Ministers as Practical Theologians
                              Fr Chris Ryan - Missionaries of God’s Love
Youth ministers have a wealth of experience and when processed properly it has important insights for theological and pastoral reflection for the Church 
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Presentation:     The Impact of Research on Local Ministry     
                              Teresa McGrath – Archdiocese of Brisbane
Youth ministers can draw important insights from keeping abreast of current research and trends, but also by identifying, collating and analysing data themselves.
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Keynote:     The Presence and Voice of Young Catholics in Australia
                      Stephen Reid - ACBC Pastoral Research Office
Part I: An overview of the 2011 and 2016 Australian Census Data & National Church Life Survey (NCLS)
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Keynote:     The Presence and Voice of Young Catholics in Australia
                      Dr Trudy Dantis,
Director ACBC Pastoral Research Office
  Part II: An overview and insights of the Australian Bishops Youth Survey 2017 
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Workshops  (Titles are links where presentation is available)
1.       Young People in Catholic Schools - Prof Richard Rymarz 
2.       Effective Parishes and Youth People – Dr Trudy Dantis
3.       Youth Ministry Leadership in an Uncertain Future - Graham Stanton
4.       Towards a Positive Psychology of Indigenous Children, Youth and Community Thriving - Profs Rhonda Craven & Janet Mooney (ACU)

Keynote:      Going Going Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation of Young Catholic
                      John Vitek
, President and CEO, St Mary’s Press
Going, Going, Gone is the unprecedented report on why young people leave the Catholic Church based on the comprehensive national study conducted by the Center for  Applied  Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown and Saint Mary’s Press. This report uniquely offers compelling and sometimes difficult insights into the reasons young people are leaving the Catholic Church and religion in general.
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Keynote:      Catholic Youth Ministers Experience in Australia
                      Prof Richard Rymarz, BBI -TAITE
During 2017 Prof Rymarz interviewed long-term youth ministers in Australia to develop a report on their experiences and the challenges and support in their roles.  
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Keynote:      Youth Evangelisation in Australia
                      Fr Chris Ryan MGL

For the past 5 years, Fr Chris Ryan MGL has researched and prepared his PhD in youth evangelisation in Australia. Fr Chris will propose insights and opportunities  for new directions in youth ministry 
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Workshops  (Titles are links where presentation is available)
1.       Exploring Australia’s religiously dis-identifying young people– Stephen Reid 
2.       Listening to the Voices of Young People – Peter Bierer

3.       After Generation Y: Young People, Spirituality and Secularity today - Fr Chris Ryan MGL