i.d.9:16 seeks to establish communities of missionary disciples and to provide opportunities for young adults (20/30’s) to encounter Jesus Christ, hear His call, and decide to follow Him. i.d.9:16 wants to help parishes raise up young adult communities of missionary disciples who are characterized by what Pope Francis called a “missionary impulse” or a deep ache to spread the Good News. i.d.9:16 does this through formative teaching, engaging young adults in the sacramental life of the Church, and fostering relationships of accountability.
This website, from the USCCB, offers handouts on Catholic traditions, prayer, living the faith and more along with social media posts you can use in your own programming and podcasts/videos that could be used in a gathered session for discussion or just promoted for young adult evangelization. While this isn’t strictly a young adult ministry site, it offers many connections that young adults would be seeking and has done some of the prep work for you!
This website offers a subscription service for young adult ministry that many find very helpful! It also offers a lot of free resources including quick tips for ministry, reflections on the weekly readings geared toward young adults, saint connections and best practices around the country that can inspire your ministry efforts.
The Archdiocese of Washington (adw.org)
The Archdiocese of Washington has the distinction of being closely connected to the USCCB efforts in Young Adult Ministry. They have done some wonderful work in Young Adult Ministry. A helpful document on their page gives tips for reaching out to young adults in your parish. (https://adw.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/05/Maximizing-the-Sunday-Experience-with-Young-Adults.pdf)
The Archdiocese also offers a series called THE SOURCE, saved on our Adult Formation Youtube playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtunPRqgRjJ2QnndHHEbTasXD8YRQK8Aq). This TedTalk style video series offers a great platform for discussion. They also provide questions which can be downloaded here:
Small Group Question Sheet-The SOURCE
The mission of Crossroads 4 Christ is to develop intentional communities of young adult missionary disciples through Christ-centered friendship and Eucharistic adoration. Crossroads 4 is an apostolate that helps form young adults through the relational, spiritual, human, and intellectual pillars of formation.
A website geared toward seekers and young adults. This site offers a tab for ministry resources (https://bustedhalo.com/category/ministry-resources) that include podcasts, video and topics that can be used in planning young adult gatherings
Sells video seminars, including one called “Straight Talk About Sex” with well-known speaker Christopher West, that can be used with a group of college-aged adults to talk about the trap and heartache of lust and living purely in today’s culture and a CD entitled Are You Happy? with Jeff Cavins that studies the topic of happiness amidst a materialistic and social media culture. Ascension Press also produces many YouTube videos that can be found on our playlist for adult formation: https://www.youtube.com/playlist