Ongoing Education & Formation

There are several ways for youth ministers to continue their education and faith formation through the Diocese of Owensboro.

Mid-South Leadership Conference

The Mid-South Leadership Conference is for school personnel, PCL’s and youth ministers and is held annually at Lake Barkley State Park, usually the first Sunday through Wednesday in November.

Youth Ministry Overnight/Retreat

The Youth Ministry Overnight/Retreat is for paid youth ministers and youth ministry volunteers. This time usually includes time to pray, play, network, and learn.

Youth Ministry Basic Certificate

The Youth Ministry Basic Certificate is now available covering various topics including: Understanding Youth Ministry, Working with Families and the Community, Growing in Ministry with Youth, Planning Youth Ministry Programs, Understanding Youth, Working with Groups, Building Community with Youth, Evangelizing Youth, Facilitating Learning with Youth, Empowering Youth for Justice & Service, Celebrating Liturgy with Youth and Praying with Youth.