Hero goal three

To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today

Discipleship – following Jesus – is at the heart of the Church’s mission. All ministry with young people needs to be directed towards developing their personal relationship with Jesus, fostering an understanding of the Good News he offers, and inspiring them to embrace the adventure of discipleship towards Eternal Life.

All Christians are called through Baptism, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, to life in Christ. This takes place within a supportive community, as members of the Body of Christ. We are called to reach out to young people, welcome them, help them find their place in the Church, and accept and encourage the gifts they bring to the whole community. Without young people, the Body of Christ is incomplete.

The Church invites young people to see the Christian faith as a way of life that provides meaning and direction in their lives.

Discipleship calls us to live our Christian lives in the broader world. Young people must be formed to make a difference in their local, national and international communities. They must be offered concrete experiences of the adventure and demands of discipleship, stretched in their understanding and skills, and encouraged to deepen their understanding and practice of true Christian discipleship.