What is a core team? The core team is a way for adults to help the youth minister plan and lead the high school Illuminate nights and other events such as retreats and service projects/trips.
Team members should possess the following qualities: a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, an unconditional love for teenagers, a love for the Catholic Church, regular participation in Sunday worship, a personal prayer life, freedom from serious sin, regular reading of Scripture, and openness to using the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Team members must be open to annual training and completing all VIRTUS/background checks set forth by the Diocese of Cleveland. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Commitment: Attend Illuminate nights every Sunday (with the exception of missing a few) as well as monthly CORE meetings.
About Our Youth Minister:
My name is Taylor Long and I am the Youth Minister here at Divine Word. I am in awe of God’s generosity and goodness in preparing me and leading me to this opportunity and I am very excited to see where He takes me during my time here. I wanted to introduce myself and share a little bit about who I am, and why I am here. I am 25 years old and a recent graduate from Kent State University, where I received my Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Even with this degree God has shown me that I have a gift and passion for ministry within the Catholic Church, especially in regards to the teen population. This love and passion started when attending my own youth group in high school at Saint Ambrose in Brunswick, and has only grown since. I can honestly look back and say that my four years in youth group were formative in my journey of faith and helped me build the foundation I needed to become the woman I am today. I can only hope and pray we can build a foundation on the love of Christ here at Divine Word as well as for the teens. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you.
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