Pope Francis has asked the 2018 world Synod of Bishops to find out how the church can engage with young people about their faith. In this series from our partner Catholic News Service, learn how the church, in the words of a preparatory synod document, seeks to “collaborate in the joy of young people rather than be tempted to take control of their faith.”

Young adult ministry: What works?
Outreach to young adults has to stay in constant motion and offer a variety of ways for people to connect — including dodgeball. But Christ himself turns out to be the most attractive element.

Listening, not lecturing: Pope Francis and young people
For a world that’s looking for a new way of living, Pope Francis is hoping that an invitation to young people might have a similar outcome to that of a ragtag gang of young fishermen in Galilee 2,000 years ago.

Reaching young people on social media
Via streaming video on the internet, people consume what they want, when they want. Our Catholic ancestors evangelized by adapting to the times, and now it’s our turn, writes a social media strategist.