February 2019 saw an exciting new development in the national expansion of the CSYMA Youth Ministry Equipping Schools.
Following on from the Diocese of Lismore, Catholic Schools Office (CSO) sponsored YMO’s participating in Youth Ministry Equipping Schools in Canberra since 2014, the rapid growth of the YMO program within the ‘Proclaim Lismore 2013-2019’ has led to the planning and delivery of a Youth Ministry Equipping School in Lismore.
This School is conducted as a collaborative partnership between CSYMA and the CSO School Evangelisation and Catechetical Services Team (SEACS). CSO SEACS Consultant Matt de Dassel is also a volunteer member of the CSYMA National Equipping School and Youth Ministers Team.
The new decentralised approach provides a model for expansion for other Diocese’ in Australia and beyond to ensure continued program growth, addressing both the needs of localised strategic directions, while maintaining the CSYMA nationalised input and brand.