The Archbishop's Council for Ministry for Young People

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The Archbishop's Council for Ministry for Young People

This Council is the overarching body that reflects on the broader work with young people in the Archdiocese. It meets monthly and consists of both older people and young people who are actively engaged in youth ministry.

The CMYP is responsible for discerning and facilitating the implementation of broad directions for the participation and engagement of young people in the life and mission of the Church.

Key Responsibilities:

1) Promote and reflect on the Archdiocesan youth ministry mission statement to ensure strategies are identified that continue to engage young people.

2)   Develop strategies in consultation with key stakeholders in an annual Strategic Plan, including a process of review.

3) Recognise, analyse, and support the work of existing groups or those engaged with young people.

4) Support the implementation of the work of the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults.

5) Support a Strategic Communication Plan, using a variety of modes of communication to connect the Church regularly with young people, at Archdiocesan, regional, and local levels.

Membership:

Membership of the Council will consist of:

  • 7-9 members appointed by the Archbishop of Adelaide who represent a broad range of skills and experience. A chairperson will be appointed by the Archbishop of Adelaide from these 7-9 members.
  • A chaplain appointed by the Archbishop of Adelaide
  • Coordinator of the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (Executive Officer)

*Consideration will be given to ensure a diverse group.

Members are appointed for a period of two years.

Other persons may be invited to attend the meeting at the request of the Council to provide advice where necessary.

Governance:

  • The council is accountable to the Archbishop of Adelaide.
  • Decisions are made by the membership of the Council by majority.
  • A report is provided annually to the Archdiocesan Church Leadership Team on the work of the Council.
  • Minutes of each meeting will be provided to the Archbishop of Adelaide (or his representative), for dissemination to key diocesan bodies and Catholic Education SA, along with the membership of the Council.