What is Peer Ministry?
It is an opportunity for high school youth to respond to their baptismal call to be a priest (servant), prophet (faith witness) and king (leader) among their peers in youth related events and activities at Holy Family and in the community.
Peer ministers serve as leaders for youth group, music, retreats, service pieces, and more! Teens in Peer Ministry choose his or her commitment level and specific responsibilities. The Fall retreat and some training dates are required for those interested.
A peer minister is NOT a counselor or someone who should solve other teen’s problems or issues. A peer minister is NOT above the other teens in the youth ministry program. A peer minister is NOT a teacher with all the answers, but rather someone who serves, witnesses, and leads by example.
Why should I get involved?
You should be a peer minister if you possess the passion and courage to preserve and grow in your relationship with God, serve others, witness your faith (share and spread the Good News), and to build skills to be a leader.
It is a good way to invest yourself in your church and community, as well as develop long-lasting friendships in both areas, thereby building skills and resources that will be useful for the rest of your life. Involvement in peer ministry is good for college applications, employment applications, resumés and other things, too.
Who can be in Peer Ministry?
Peer Minister: Any mature teen (grades 10-12) that is interested in serving other teens, and has at least one year’s experience in the LifeTeen program.
Requires two adult character references.
What Is Expected of Me?
A willingness to serve, a care for others, ability to interact with peers, clergy, adult ministry members and/or leaders, model Catholic values, and a desire to grow in faith. Peer Ministers must be able to participate in the following training dates, as well as the fall retreat:
Sunday, August 25th
Sunday, October 27th
Friday-Sunday, November 15th-17th (Fall Retreat)
Saturday, January 4th
Sunday, March 22nd
Please fill out an application: Peer Ministry Application