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Sample Agenda for Leadership Invitation Meeting

Sample Agenda for Initial Leadership Invitation Meeting

  • Introduction
  • Prayer
  • Background on beginnings of young adult ministry (Explain why this ministry is important and how it fits into the parish and share the initial vision of what the ministry would look like)
  • First Steps: Creating a Core Team
    • What needs to get done?
      • Logistics
      • Marketing/Promotion
      • Programming (including spiritual formation, social activities, service projects)
      • Social Media
    • What is a member’s time commitment?
  • Discernment
    • Scripture reading on discerning gifts: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
    • What role might you be interested in helping with?
    • Important to remember about discernment: God knows what will help our spiritual growth at this time. If God really walks with us in our journey, then God knows if it’s right for us to participate or not.
    • Discernment is answering the question of, “What is God asking of me right now?”
    • Invitation to discern for one week
    • Spend some time in prayer this week to determine if this is where your time and talent needs to be spent.
  • Set meeting date for core team members
  • Closing prayer

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About the Author

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge is the Partner Program Coordinator for Charis Ministries, a Jesuit ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s. At Charis, she currently helps more than 25 organizations (dioceses, parishes, retreat houses, and college campus ministries) throughout the country with retreat ministry for young adults. Prior to her role with Charis, Becky was the inaugural coordinator of young adult ministry for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. In addition, Becky works with the University of Georgia’s Catholic Center and its campus ministry program. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Louisiana State University and a master’s in pastoral studies from Loyola University New Orleans. She is currently working to obtain a certificate in spiritual direction from Spring Hill College. She is the author of the blog: “Everything is Holy Now” where she invites her readers to connect faith and everyday life. While ministry is one of her passions, her greatest joy is sharing life with her husband and two children.

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