Young Adult Ministry
The goal of the Young Adult Ministry is to connect adults aged 19-39 to the larger Catholic community of Christ Our Light by organizing social, spiritual, and service events.
COL YAM is a ministry that evangelizes, not a group that recruits. The demographic target of the ministry is all young adults in the parish territory, registered or unregistered, who are not already active in the parish. The ministry accomplishes its goal in three steps:
- The evangelization of active and inactive young adults
- Creating and nurturing active young adult disciples
- Integrating young adults into the life of the Church
It is expected that most young adults will leave the ministry for non-age-specific ministries well before they “age out.” Other young adults will remain involved as members of the leadership team. COL YAM is an evangelical and transitional ministry, not a Catholic club for college students and young professionals.
Who are Young Adults?
- College Age: Including those in a university setting, the military, a trade/vocational school, or already in the working world
- Single: Including those intentionally single, seeking, dating, separated, divorced, widowed, and single parents
- Couples: Including engaged, married, and those with and without children
COL YAM is aware that young adults are not the same. Although few events can appeal equally to all groups, in the course of the year COL YAM organizes events that serve the needs of each group.