But, for the Youth Ministry Leader or Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader (including within Pastoral Juvenil Hispania,) there is now a process of authorizing lay ecclesial ministers for ministry in the church. It is designed only to assess and acknowledge the competence of you as a lay ecclesial minister.
Why do this?
>> Affirmation & Credibility: Get some acknowledgement for your pastoral and professional competence in ministry relative to national standards.
>> Identity & Connection: Go beyond you being just another nice person hanging with the kids and embrace a professional identity.
>> Portable Credential: Having a nationally recognized credential can assist you in securing a new ministry position if you should choose to relocate.
>> Development of Your Field: Help raise the bar for the flied in building of a “culture of competence” in lay ecclesial ministry.