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Welcome Dallas Missionary Leaders!  This section of our site offers resources, a full calendar, descriptions of our services to you, and guidance on the role of being a ministry leader in Dallas.

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Workplace by Facebook

Share and gain access to the latest ministry resources, create network and collaboration opportunities, and pose thoughtful and practical questions to your fellow ministers. Workplace by Facebook is a connectivity platform that enables us to communicate casually and quickly with one another in the diocese.

Use the buttons to join the Diocese of Dallas Ministry Leaders Workplace! First,  “Get a login” and sign up for Workplace. Second, “Accept Invite” to go straight to our page and join. Full instructions (as well as troubleshooting) are below.

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Workplace Troubleshooting

If you need additional support, please contact Katie Erskine. She would love to chat with you on the phone and help you get connected!

Our Four Pathways to Serve You
Training And Resourcing
Forming and providing ministry leaders with the best practices and tools for making disciples
Direct Events & Services
Offering live events directly to age-group constituents when chartering new territories
Strategic Ministry Development
Mentoring & consulting ministry leaders specific to their communities culture and charisms
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Advocacy and Networking
Curating conversations with ministry leaders and raising awareness and collaborating solutions for needs

What’s Happening …

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OFFICE OF YOUTH, YOUNG ADULT AND CAMPUS MINISTRY EVENTS

 

Basecamp: Navigating the Political Conversation with Young People

October 1, 2020
 

Ascend Q&A: Part 1

October 15, 2020
 

Basecamp - November 5

November 5, 2020
 

Summit

November 10, 2020
 

Ascend Q&A: Part 2

November 19, 2020
 

Basecamp

December 3, 2020
Convocation on Youth, Young Adults, & vocational DISCERNMENT REPORT
We are ecstatic to finally share with you the final report from the Convocation on Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries & Vocational Discernment which took place in July of 2017!  After countless hours of data analysis, writing, and editing by a massive team of individuals, it is our hope that the resulting document and all that is contained therein will be as impactful for you, your parish team, and all of those that impact young people and young adults as it has been for us.

Forms and Waivers

These off-site travel forms contain event specific details and any mode of travel. The forms contain liability and medical release/consent. The forms may be kept by the group leader or with the person throughout the event. It is recommended to use these for each off-site event for minors.  Young Adult ministries may want to modify an adult form for high-risk events, like sports or foreign travel.

Parishes can find these travel form templates in their Permission Click Portals. Permission Click is a tool that allows parishes to collect forms securely online. Contact us if you need an account set-up to access your parish’s Permission Click portal.

For events with minors: These forms are an example on how a parish might communicate expected behavior and guidelines (and any consequences) to youth and parents for ministry events.  These are samples only, and should be modified per event and parish.  Youth Ministry leaders may build a Code of Conduct into the Travel Release Form to reduce the number of forms a parent needs to sign and request parents to discuss the guidelines with their minor child, rather than the child signing the form.

This form is recommended to be filled out annually for all youth (minors) participating in a routinely gathered ministry program. It contains information on youth and parents as well as a medical release for any on-site emergencies. It also contains a blanket Audio Video Release.

Parishes can find these travel form templates in their Permission Click Portals. Permission Click is a tool that allows parishes to collect forms securely online. Contact us if you need an account set-up to access your parish’s Permission Click portal.

This form is recommended to be filled out annually by all volunteers who may be driving their own private vehicle to, from or for an off-site youth ministry event. It is especially important for those who will be transporting children, youth or vulnerable adults.

This form is built into the Annual Enrollment form and a travel form.  However, it can be used as a stand-alone waiver when audio/video recordings are outside of a specific program/event.

This form is helpful when a parish is hosting an event for minors and allows other parish groups to attend.  The hosting parish may request other group leaders to complete this form to verify their adult leaders are Safe Environment cleared.

This form is recommended for documenting any incidents including, but not necessarily limited to, those which require disciplinary action such as vandalism or illegal activities, as well as any accidents or injuries which may occur.

ministry RELATED policies

Youth MinIstry Handbook on Risk Management & Safety

When working with Middle & High School Youth

Key Policies

  • Coming Soon – Check-List for Annual Ministry Start-Up
  • Coming Soon – Check-list for Off-site Trips
  • Coming Soon – Check-list for Visiting Speaker
  • Coming Soon – Check-list for Transportation Options
  • Coming Soon – Check-list for Scouting Groups

Information and resources

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“High Hopes”

I encourage you to not let that hope dwindle as you look to the landscape and terrain in front of you with new eyes. 

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“High Hopes”

I encourage you to not let that hope dwindle as you look to the landscape and terrain in front of you with new eyes.