Study Group: “Engaging Parents in Youth Ministry.” Tom East

  • 10:00 AM
  • Mary of the Visitation 12100 Sherburne Ave Becker MN 55308-0426
  • 320-251-0111 ext. 4



About Study Group

Any parish ministry leader wishing to participate in these sessions are welcome to be a part of our learning for 1 or all sessions. The study group will be facilitated by Kent Schmitz and/or Kristi Bivens. Sessions will be based on content from recent Conference Speakers and Webinars related to our Ministry.  Each session will include: Prayer, Video Content, Reflection, Discussion, Learning, Lunch, Fellowship and Networking.  These sessions are in addition to other workshops listed in our overall schedule

About Topic

Engaging Today’s Parents: Re-Imagining Our Ministry with Families in Mind – Presented by Tom East (Moderated by Lisa Gomes)
Families that pray together, share faith and engage in service together transform their faith, change our parishes and ultimately share Christ’s love in the world. What do we need to inspire and support parents of youth today? This webinar will explore practical ways to re-imagine our ministry with families in mind. Tom East is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services, and Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies. Tom is a popular speaker and author. Tom holds a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. Previously, Tom was the Director of Youth Ministry and the Associate Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tom is author for numerous books and resources including Leadership for Catholic Youth Ministry (Twenty-Third Publications, 2013).


10:00 AM  Gather and Introductions and prayer

10:45 AM  Presentation and reflection

12:00 PM  Lunch and Discussion

12:45 PM  Suggested Next Steps

1:15 PM  Recreation

2:00 PM Closing Prayer and dismiss


Questions can be sent to: Kent Schmitz at

Registration is available at