Youth Ministry

The Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Youth Ministry, guided by Unleash the Gospel, supports and strengthens those who accompany and engage adolescents as they encounter Jesus Christ, grow closer to Him, and share their witness through word and action.

The Office of Youth Ministry commits to ministry to young people by:

  • Equipping, and supporting youth ministry leaders through formation, mentoring relationships, and opportunities for spiritual growth; 
  • Modeling and fostering a ministry of accompaniment among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic and geographic realities; and,
  • Partnering with parents and equipping families of adolescents to live as joyful missionary disciples.

The Office of Youth Ministry continually discerns, re-imagines, and follows the promptings of the Holy Spirit to best serve the young church of Detroit.

In March 2019, the Vatican released the Apostolic Exhortation, Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive). This document reflects the thoughts of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. It speaks to people both young and old.

  • You can read Christus Vivit in its entirety on the Vatican website
  • Organizing and Facilitating Conversations with a Webinar
  • 10 Things in Christus Vivit Addressed to All of Us Who Work with Young People
  • Questions for National Dialogue 
  • .click hereFor resources to support our mission,

    Reference this information directly at http://www.aod.org/youthminister/