Dioceses and parishes are learning new ways to come to know and include the needs and gifts of people from various cultures in developing authentic and inclusive ministry responses. Young people are looking for the adventure of a lifetime. We long for God. The goal of youth and young adult ministry is not to form clubs or groups that gather. Listening is an important element of discernment. Earlier I mentioned the idea of accompaniment, which implies going to them and being with them. They struggle to get young people engaged and connected with the parish community and become frustrated with poor attendance and low engagement.
To do this today, we should be proficient in social media, and use technology as a means to draw them towards gathered participation with the faith community.
Accompanying Youth and Young Adults on Their Journey as Missionary Disciples
Notice we didn't say "recruit more ministry leaders. Millennials and youth in Generation Z place a high value on tolerance and acceptance. This engagement forms youth and young adults to appreciate the essence of what it means to be a Catholic community: Focus on spiritual growth and attend to youth and young adults in a comprehensive way. For youth and young adults, and those who work with them, discipleship is not always an easy road to walk but the Scriptures tell us that " The Changing World of Youth and Young Adults The world is rapidly changing in response to global secular trends such as the increased use of technology, global mobility, instant communication, and rising atheistic scientism. Engage youth and young adults in ministries that help them belong, believe, and share their gifts.