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The New Ministry Leader Orientation is a part of Ascend: Orientation and Coaching for New Ministry Leaders. This particular NMLO is for those in Ascend Wave #1, which means those who began their role before mid-August 2021. You are invited to be a part of Ascend if you have been in your current ministry role for less than one year!

The NMLO is a crash course in all things diocesan with which every member of our diocese should be familiar!  It is an excellent introduction to the team at the Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries as well as to your fellow ministry leaders in your Ascend Wave.

Who do you call if you have a concern about Safe Environment? How about a question regarding Confirmation? Where can you find templates for permission forms? What formation events are taking place this year? How can you advertise your ministry events to the diocese-at-large? The NMLO will have you covered!


9:45am-10am: Arrival at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center

10am-12pm: Orientation

12-1pm: Lunch with Q&A/ Fellowship

1pm: Conclusion

Please register for this event by August 13! You will be contacted with more information upon your registration.

More Info about Ascend:

Ascend is orientation and coaching for new ministry leaders. It is a yearlong investment of resources from the OYYACM to ensure that those new to their positions or to ministry all-together have the support needed to be fruitful ministers. Ascend involves a New Ministry Leader Orientation, a ministry self-assessment, a personalized formation plan, formation videos, and the opportunity to gather monthly in a formation cohort under the mentorship of a seasoned leader. The areas of formation offered through Ascend are spiritual, human, intellectual, operational, pastoral, and methodological. Ascend is about elevating a leader’s knowledge of diocesan and parish operations, ministry competencies, and how to best serve those entrusted to our care.

Audience: Ascend welcomes all Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry Leaders (full-time, part-time, volunteer) and Non-parish Organization Representatives who are either new to their position or new to ministry all-together. All ages and levels of ministry experience are welcome and can benefit fully from Ascend.



August 18, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center
3100 Spring Creek Pkway
Plano, TX 75023 United States


Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries
(214) 528-2240
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