Hosted by the Catholic Youth Team of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Catholic Youth Ministry Virtual Conference hopes to provide formation, training and tools to those that are involved in youth ministry.

We believe that equipping youth leaders with proper training and formation allows them to work to a professional standard and provide spaces where it is healthy and safe for our rangatahi (youth). We want to work with your passion for the heart of the ministry and enable you to feel confident in leading others to Jesus Christ. We want to inspire and provide you with the necessary tools to work in youth ministry by allowing you to work in best practice, effective strategies and give you access to spiritual food for your journey with our young people.

Comprising of various and diverse speakers, from New Zealand and Australia, the Catholic Youth Ministry Virtual Conference hopes to equip and inspire those involved in youth ministry to be fed to do their ministry with our rangatahi.


28 – 30 AUGUST 2020


This is for anyone and everyone involved in Catholic Youth Ministry! Whether you are a youth leaders, youth workers, youth ministers, parent help or clergy who are interested in youth ministry – this virtual conference is for you!

As the foundation of any ministry work in God’s vineyard, we know that we can help others in their spiritual life only if we continue to take measures to allow our spiritual life to be strengthened!


At 8am NZT, August 28, the conference doors will open and you will have access to all of the free weekend content (more than 50 talks and artistic events).

There is no schedule to watch. When you enter the conference, you will receive access to all videos at the same time and can decide which ones to watch and when.


  • Discipleship
  • Evangelisation
  • Investing and Caring for Young Leaders
  • Pastoral Care
  • Community Building
  • Significance of Mentoring
  • Vibrant Parishes
  • Engaging Pasifika Young People and Diverse Communities
  • Reigniting the Beauty of the Mass – Sacramentality
  • Importance of Prayer
  • Mission and Vision
  • Moving with the Times – Relating to Young People through Mainstream Waves
  • Sustainable and Comprehensive Youth Ministry
  • Understanding and Listening to our Young People
  • The Power of Your Story
  • Intercession and Spiritual Warfare
  • Dealing with Youth Struggles: Pornography
  • Dealing with Youth Struggles: Anxiety
  • Dealing with Youth Struggles: Sexual Culture
  • Dealing with Youth Struggles: Engaging with the LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Dealing with Youth Struggles: Living Counter Culturally
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • A Heart that is Youthful
  • Intentional Games and Activities
  • Knowing the Word
  • Engaging in Social Media Ministry
  • Importance of Environment
  • Music Ministry to Worship Ministry
  • Music in Liturgy
  • How to Give a Talk
  • Leading Young People in Worship
  • Theology of the Body
  • Unpacking Christus Vivit
  • Young People and Vocations
  • How to Give a Testimony
  • Encountering Young People in the Present Moment
  • Spiritual Care: How to Avoid Spiritual Burnout
  • Reaching Young People through Music
  • Strength Based Approach
  • Importance of Supervision
  • Professional Standards
  • Code of Ethics
  • Self Care: How to Avoid Burnout
  • Work Life Balance
  • Health and Safety
  • Men to Men
  • Women to Women
  • Safeguarding with Young People
  • Networking – Connecting with your Community and Diocese
  • Music – Copyright


  • Catholic Creatives
  • Making Music
  • Worship of Art
  • Dance Tutorial
  • Living Faith Creatively
  • Worship Sessions
  • How to Write a Worship Song
  • How to Make Pressed Flower Frames