The Youth Ministry Partnership Program (YMPP) is an exciting initiative which is all about growing parish based youth ministry and parish based youth leaders. The YMPP is not a ‘flash in the pan’ approach but a sustainable opportunity. The YMPP gives to young people the opportunity to serve a parish over a set period of time in either a paid role, or, by receiving a substantial donation for their efforts. The young person may already worship in the parish they will serve, or, a parish can seek someone from another area. The YMPP gives to parish communities the opportunity to ‘sample’ what life can be like with a dedicated person working for the young people of that parish. The program is designed to benefit the young leader as well as the parish youth (and the overall parish) in which they will serve.
The YMPP is an agreement negotiated between a parish and a young person aged 18 to 34 years. The program requires the young person to serve a designated number of hours per week as a Youth Ministry Coordinator (YMC) at a parish over a 12 month period commencing April 2018 through to April 2019. In return, the Parish will pay the YMC, or, contribute a previously agreed donation towards specific formation opportunities.
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