EDGE | IGNITE | Confirmation | Retreat Team | Host Family
Our Core Team is an amazing group of adults who are passionate about leading teens to Meet, Know, Love, & Serve Christ. They are what make our ministries successful and growing. They realize that they do not have all the answers to all the questions, but that we are all on a journey called life and they want to help guide teens on this journey. Our Core Team has three primary focuses:
1) Teens won't always remember what you say, but how you make them feel. Our Core Team strives to build real relationships with teens. We do this by going out into the community where teens are,
listening to teens and being understanding of the issues they are facing today, and believing in and helping teens reach their full potential. Teens want to feel appreciated and to feel they are being heard. We often refer to this as relational ministry, and it is the most important ministry our core team does.
2) Be a Role Model of the Faith. Your actions speak louder than you words. We ask that our Core Team constantly live their faith and be willing to share it at all times. Teens easily spot insincerity and hypocrisy and this will destroy any relational ministry done. We ask our Core Team to be a role model of a disciple to the teens by attending Mass weekly, regularly participating in the Sacraments, and having a daily prayer life.
3) Be Active & Present: This means being present in our different ministries and active in one of them (EDGE, IGNITE, Retreats, Life Groups, Mission Trips, Confirmation, etc.) by being involved in that ministries activities and facilitating small group discussions. You are not a teacher, but a role model. It is ok if you don't have the answers, we provide you with a copy of the nights questions and give you questions to ask during small group time. Your main goal is to lead teens on their journey and help guide them in seeking the questions they have.
"I love working with the teens of our parish. I know I get as much out of it as the kids, maybe more. The combination of having fun and fellowship is magical for the teens. Every weeks gathering takes on a life of it's own, influenced by who attends, what's on their mind, current events, and of course the pulse of St Charles."
Hospitality | Advisory Board | Prayer Warriors
Our life support team is the backbone of our ministries. They provide crucial behind the scenes support that help make our ministries life changing. If you are interested or feeling called to join this amazing group, consider checking out our ministries through our first serve ministry!