On one level, the proliferation of inadequate defined ministries is a difficulty.
Some people and agencies have a high tolerance for ambiguity in this regard,
others require greater precision and clarity.
It is important that we clearly communicate to colleagues
the goals and assumptions that shape ministerial roles.
Since the rapid expansion in ministries causes instinctive defensive reactions in more traditional settings,
clear and affirming communication is necessary for joint progress.
In 1980, the National Catholic Youth Organization Federation (predecessor to today’s NFCYM) published Hope for the Decade: A Look at the Issues Facing Catholic Youth Ministry.
Throughout Fridays in September, we are pulling a few quotes, wondering about change and growth in our field.