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Where Teens Can Grow in Faith

BY Jim Cosgrove

September 19-25, 2004 Issue | Posted 9/19/04 at 12:00 PM

 

More information about the Dead Theologian's Society can be found at www.dtsroom.com.

Other movements with a focus on teen-agers include: Teens Encounter Christ, which emerged from the Cursillo movement in the 1960s and emphasizes the “paschal mystery of Jesus” (www.tecconference.org).

REACH Youth Ministry (Retreat Evangelization and Conversion of Hearts) recruits teens to serve for one year on a traveling retreat team. Members are trained in Catholic doctrine and spirituality, community living and retreat ministry skills (http://pages.prodigy.net/reachym).

Youth for the Third Millennium trains youth and adult lay missionaries to evangelize and carry out works of charity (ytm.org).

Youth 2000 is based on Eucharistic adoration, evangelization and retreats (www.youth2000ny.com).

NextWave Faithful works through the Internet, conferences, publications and radio shows to equip youth and young adults “to answer the call of Christ (www.next-wavefaithful.com).

Life Teen, approaching its 20th anniversary, provides resources and training that encourages “vibrant Eucharistic celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith” (www.lifeteen.org).