Last week, the Catholic bishops of the United States approved Listen, Teach, Send: A National Pastoral Framework for Ministries with Youth and with Young Adults. This serves as the United States' response to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on young people, Christus Vivit. It is also a summons to local Catholic communities to renew and revitalize their approach to the accompaniment and evangelization of youth in junior high and high school and young adults in college and in their 20s and 30s.

We invite you to read Listen, Teach, Send which can be found here and engage in dialogue with one another on how you can implement the Listen, Teach, Send Framework in your local communities.

Please join us for two upcoming webinars:

Integrating the New "Listen, Teach, Send" National Pastoral Framework into Ministry with Young Adults

In this upcoming webinar, Bishop Arturo Cepeda and a team of ministry leaders will reflect on the impact of the anticipated pastoral framework on ministries with young people on the work of accompanying and evangelizing young adults in their 20s and 30s. Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda serves as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church; Evelyn Beale serves as coordinator for youth and young adult ministry at the Church of St. Luke in El Cajon, CA, and Paul Jarzembowski serves as Associate Director for the Laity in the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These panelists will be unpacking the pastoral framework and what it means for ministry with young adults. For more information, contact Nick Stein, Chairman of the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults at [email protected].

Thursday, June 27, 2024 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 to Noon (PT)

Register here. Hosted by the National Institute for Ministry with Young Adults (NIMYA)

Youth & Young Adult Ministries: Implementing "Listen, Teach, Send" in Your Community

The USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY) and the Youth and Young Adult Ministries will host a conversation on Tuesday, July 9 at 3pm (ET) / 12 pm (PT), where we will discuss practical ways to implement Listen, Teach, Send in dioceses, schools, and parishes.  Register here to join this webinar.