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 #2, which means those who began their role between mid-August to mid-October 2021 (if you began before but missed Ascend #1, no worries!). You are invited to be a part of Ascend if you have been in your current ministry role for less than one year!
Even more specifically, this Virtual NMLO is primarily intended for Volunteer Ministry Leaders who are unavailable to attend our in person Orientation on October 15.
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!
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.
The Office of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries events are made possible thanks to the generosity of men and women through the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Learn more about the appeal at dallasbishopsappeal.com.