Forming competent Catholic youth ministry leaders in the United States : an appreciative discernment of training context and methodologies

Full Title
Forming competent Catholic youth ministry leaders in the United States : an appreciative discernment of training context and methodologies
Author
Christina J Semmel
Abstract
This thesis-project is a qualitative study of five directors of national youth ministry training organizations. Through the lens of appreciative inquiry and employing critical reflection, it discerns best practices in training youth ministry leaders in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and the underlying assumptions and values of such practices. Using relevant Church documents and transformative learning theory in dialogue with these practices and assumptions the author proposes the promotion of a ministerial habitus. In concludes with five recommendations for improving the field of youth ministry training, including a national document as a framework for guiding training and formation.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Edward Foley
Language
English
Date
2018
Number of Pages
314
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