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2014-2015 Webinars and Videos

March 25, 2015

What's Next? Helping Students Plan For and Move Into Young Adulthood Beyond Graduation

Where do you imagine your graduating seniors will be going to church in a few months? As we accompany young people through their college years, it is not enough to concern ourselves with their faith journey while on campus – it is also critical that we help them as they leave collegiate life and enter the working world. Just as professors and instructors are preparing seniors for the first steps in their careers, campus ministry leaders can prepare them for the first steps in their spiritual lives as young adults. This webinar will explore ways that we can do just that – and ensure a great Catholic future for the students we now serve. 

About the Speaker
Paul Jarzembowski serves as Assistant Director for the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), with a particular focus on the areas of youth and young adult ministry, World Youth Day, and lay ecclesial ministry.  Prior to his time at the USCCB, Paul was the Executive Director for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA) for seven years, while also serving as Diocesan Director of Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Joliet in Illinois.  He has been an adjunct faculty member for the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, where he received his M.A. in 2010.  Paul and his wife Sarah live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.

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February 26, 2015

Planning for the Future
Imagine how much planning you could accomplish in 12 uninterrupted hours with your student leaders?  Consider coming to CMLI (the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute), a five-day training and working institute for student leaders and campus ministers who attend together as campus teams.
    ​Our 2015 Session will be held at New Mexico State University's Newman Center from June 16-21. CMLI is designed to cultivate effective leaders who work collaboratively to develop and implement successful Catholic Campus Ministry programs for their campus,​private or public.
    ​This webinar will answer any questions about CMLI; give insights into team and project selection, project development, holistic ministry and a host of resources already available to you through one of our partners, the Catholic Apost​olate Center.
    Many times in the course of our work day we sacrifice the important to the urgent.  Why not treat yourself to this one hour?  Take a deep breath, pull the camera lens back, and think about the way you do ministry! 

Planning for the Future

January 15, 2015

Beyond Mardi Gras: Preparing Students for Lent
Lent is perhaps the most important time of year for young adult outreach and evangelization, when many inactive or less-active Catholics reconnect with their faith traditions. Unless we accompany these young people with hospitality, mercy, and compassion, they may disengage by time Easter rolls around. How can we use this opportunity to better evangelize and minister to college students and young adults?  This webinar will explore some creative possibilities that can be used this coming Lent – and hopefully – each Lenten season to come.

Beyond Mardi Gras!


October 15, 2014

Adventures in Leadership Development: Just ASK!
Campus Ministry offers an excellent venue for developing your own leadership and the leadership of others! Tune in and learn the A.S.K. model of leadership development and join in a lively discussion of leadership through success, failure, transition and growth. Based on Matthew 7:7, this model is easily remembered and applied to practically any venue. Student leaders and campus ministers are most welcome to join in this adventure in leadership development.

Adventures in Leadership Development: Just ASK!

September 18, 2014

ESTEEM: Leadership Development for Future Generations
ESTEEM is a nationwide program to develop the leadership skills of young Catholics. Employing a multifaceted approach, ESTEEM provides college students with the tools for deeper engagement in the life and witness of the Church. An initiative of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale, ESTEEM focuses on the core areas of spirituality, education, community and service. 


June 4, 2014

Small Faith Sharing Groups: Raising the Bar and Going Deeper
January's webinar on small faith sharing groups focused on the need, rationale, and goals of small faith groups for the evangelization of the millennial generation in our current cultural context. Various models were offered for structuring small groups and training student leaders. This follow-up webinar is an opportunity to evaluate your ministry’s current small faith group offerings and explore ways to take groups to the next level, inviting students into deeper conversations and raising the expectations of student leaders and participants.

Small Faith Sharing Groups: Raising the Bar and Going Deeper

January 9, 2014

Small Faith Sharing Groups on Campus: Encountering the Mystery in Conversation
In a culture and generation that desperately needs coaching on how to carry out healthy and helpful dialogue small faith sharing groups are an increasingly valuable tool in Forming the Faith Community at any campus ministry. Millennials are known for their tolerance but they are also known for their aversion to conflict and thus they shy away from conversations about religion and faith because of the tension they fear exists in those conversations. Effective small faith sharing groups not only give a safe space to have these important conversations they can also teach Millennials how to navigate conversations of faith so that they can make a habit of it throughout their lives. 

In the webinar, Troy Woytek discusses effective models for faith sharing groups, how to train facilitators and how faith sharing groups can become one of the main ways of evangelization and leadership training on your campus. 

Small Faith Sharing Groups on Campus: Encountering the Mystery in Conversation


2013 Webinars and Videos

2013 CCMA National Convention Audio Keynote Presentations

From January 8: Carolyn Woo, Ph.D.

Dr. Carolyn Woo is the CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services. Dr. Woo focused on the first pillar of the convention theme, “Igniting that divine spark that lies within each of us, inspiring and rejuvenating leadership, and aiding us in living out our baptismal call.” Dr. Woo’s story of how campus ministry was integral to her college career and how it has shaped her into the professional, wife and mother that she is today offered inspiration to see how our work does make a difference in the lives of those we touch.

From January 9: Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Edward Hahnenberg is the holder of the Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University. He will address the second pillar of our theme, “Reflecting on how we receive and respond to the light of Christ in our lives, our vocation at its core.” As campus ministers, we are not only called by God, we are also agents of God’s call. We receive and we respond. How are we extending God’s call to others? How are we helping others discover their vocation? This session begins with Vatican II’s broad and inclusive notion of vocation, and explores the relevance of this ancient category for our own ministry today. In the language of “call” we find a fruitful alternative to our contemporary culture of “choice”—one that awakens the incredible gift and the radical challenge of Christian life today.
From January 10: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will speak on the third pillar, addressing "how that spark, that vocation, that ministerial call can be lived out in our Church at its most fundamental level, the parish, and how our work is critical to evangelizing and calling forth our students to be future parish leaders." His experience and leadership in the Church will serve him well to speak on our final pillar of the conference theme.