Training Day


Every year around September the Office of Youth Ministry has  Training and ongoing Formation for all Youth Ministers, Adult Youth Leaders, Core Members, and Volunteers to better prepare them for the mission field of Youth Ministry. 

Our next Training Day will be Saturday, September 9, 2017. We are excited to be working with Life Teen this September! This is a day for All adults who serve in youth ministry. Registrations will be made through the Life Teen website, but you do not have to be a Life Teen member to attended. This Empower Training Day is designed to help all types of youth programs and it's leaders!


Event: Training Day

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

What: This will be a full day of training for all adults working in youth ministry.

Where: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Time:  Check-in and breakfast is from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 Training will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Guests: Sarah Swafford and Steve Allgeyer

Price: $25.00 per person by August 26th, $35.00 per person on and after August 27th.

         Priests are free.

         Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

click here to register

What you will find throughout the day:

Mass with Fr. Chris Martin and music by Mary Kate Buncher


1 - The Heart of a Servant by Steve Allgeyer

2 - Reaching Out to Screen-agers by Sarah Swafford

3 - Simply Irresistible: Leading Teens by Building Virtue by Sarah Swafford

Breakout Sessions:

  • Healthy Youth Ministry and Policy
  • How to Utilize Large Events 
  • How to Handle Tough Conversations w/ Teens
  • Relational Ministry 101
  • Praying with Teens 
  • Effective Use of Social Media in Ministry 

Presentors: Sarah Swafford, Steve Allgeyer, Tom Lancia, Tony Phillips, Amy Eschelbach, Jaclyn Laffleur, Rachel Leininger, Denny Handley.

Contact us if you have any questions! 

For more information contact Tom Lancia at 314-792-7618 or

About our Speakers

Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: emotional virtue, dating and relationships, modesty of intentions, and interior confidence. 

Steve Allgeyer is the Vice-President of Mission and Ministry Development at Life Teen International. Steve has been leading teens closer to Christ for two decades. He inspires groups with his humor, authenticity, and unparalleled heart.

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