2021-03-08 AUSTRALIA

Marist Conference in Australia to promote the Youth Ministry at the schools

Around sixty Marist Youth Ministry (MYM) school staff, mentors and ministers across the Australia Province participated in the National Marist Youth Ministry (MYM) Formators’ Conference, which was performed virtually, from February 15th to 16th. This year’s theme was “Breathe, the Spirit of Life”.

The workshops provided space to explore practical insights from a diverse group of presenters. Brother David Hall presented two keynotes exploring the concept of being part of God’s dream for the young people we journey with. Brother James Hodge, Marist Youth Ministry National Assistant, was also present, by facilitating the prayer reflections.

Even though workshops and keynotes focused on general youth ministry topics, several sessions were dedicated to the participants appointed as mentors for “Game Changers” (a comprehensive youth ministry program).

During the conference, the participants had time to pray, share, network and reflect with the purpose of building capacity to become more effective in their critical leadership roles in Marist education.

The National MYM Formators’ Conference is the primary approach by which Marist Youth Ministry supports Mentors on their journey. Since 2018, the annual Formators’ Conference great meeting takes place at the Hermitage in Mittagong, but due to Covid, this year’s conference was offered virtually.

Marist Youth Ministry in Australia

The MYM in the Province is an integrated and co-ordinated area of ministry covering school-based and post-school youth and young adults aged 15-25 across Australia. It is also the youth ministry arm of the Marist Association of St Marcellin Champagnat, connected to the Marist Brothers Province of Australia. With a strong emphasis on community, hospitality, prayer and service, Marist Youth Ministry empowers young people to be agents of change. MYM is dedicated to ‘making Jesus Christ known and loved’, in the words of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers.


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