In addition to the general sessions participants in the Young Adult track must attend these sessions:

Young Adult Demographics Ages 18-25

This talk will:

  1. Provide an overview of key demographical trends of young adults ages 18-25, including learning styles, relationship patterns, emotional development and influence by and on culture.
  2. Give an overview of the major moral issues facing this segment of the population.
  3. Assess the vocational and relational issues of this group and how it can be addressed by young adult ministry.

Young Adult Demographics Ages 26 and older

This talk will:

  1. Provide an overview of key demographical trends of young adults ages 26 and above, including learning styles, relationship patterns, emotional development and influence by and on culture.
  2. Give an overview of the major moral issues facing this segment of the population.
  3. Assess the vocational and relational issues of this group and how it can be addressed by young adult ministry.

Handling Crisis Situations

This talk will:

  1. Identify typical crisis situations that arise in parish ministries.
  2. Articulate and demonstrate the necessary pastoral and professional intervention skills.
  3. Highlight referral and mandatory reporting procedures.

Dating and Intimacy

This talk will:

  1. Summarize the vocational options for single people in this age group.
  2. Briefly examine Church documents on preparation for marriage.
  3. Discuss strategies to promote healthy, safe and holy dating/courtship among young adults.

Fostering Service, Leadership and Vocations

This talk will:

  1. Address the nature of outreach and service as a response to Christ’s call for communion and solidarity.
  2. Offer resources for mobilizing young adults for tangible service and leadership.
  3. Discuss strategies for promoting priestly and religious vocations with young adults.

Year 2013

  1. Principles of Young Adult Evangelization
  2. Reaching Young Adults
  3. Models of Young Adult Programming
  4. Curriculum Planning and Methodology
  5. Young Adults and the Christian Meaning of Work