Ken talks with Frank Mercadante about Engaging A New Generation – A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens (Our Sunday Visitor) Frank is the founder and director of Cultivation Ministries, and apostolate dedicated to dedicated to supporting Catholic youth. In Frank’s book is an excellent resource for anyone working with Catholic youth, e.g., teachers, youth ministry, catechists etc. Frank explains how the current generation of youth are different from earlier generations, and provides a path for creating a vibrant faith. To learn more about Cultivation Ministries visit www.cultivationministries.com Frank’s book is available at http://catalog.osv.org.
In this program, Mark Newman speaks with Ryan and Rachel Mahle about conversion, relationships, marriage, and youth ministry.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Josh Englefield, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, OH and students who participated in The St. Luke Summer 2010 Parish Youth Initiatives. All three activities offered the high school youth an experience with Christ that deepened their faith. Students relate their experiences on their mission trip to Harlan Kentucky where they rehabbed homes; their journey to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in Steubenville, OH with 2000 students from all over the USA; culminating in Cross Training which ran for a week at the parish designed to engage dialogue in the small group, witness talks, activities, games and topped off with an intergenerational brunch which they prepared and hosted for parish members, table talk and day long canoe trip.