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Sunday: Closed

E3: MS & HS Adult Core Teams


Core Teams

Share Christ with Others!

Our Youth Ministry Team is looking for interested adults of any age to be a part of our Youth Ministry Core Team for middle school and high school. Being a Core Team member is not the same as being a Catechist for Faith Formation. Interested adults should contact the youth ministry office and speak with Eric Duffy, eduffy@epiphanymn.org, for high school or Carly Radke, cradke@epiphanymn.org, for middle school to get more information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long of a time commitment is Core Team?

Core Members will commit to being on Core team for at least one year. After their first year, they can choose to continue involvement in future years. In order to best serve the youth and the mission of the program, adults should not be Core Members for longer than four years in order to allow themselves to continue their spiritual journey and make room for additional adult Core Members.

What is a Core Team Member?

Through baptism, all Catholics are called to holiness and to serve others. A Core member for E3 is an adult, answering their baptismal call, who works as a part of the Core team to grow closer to God, build strong relationships with teens, and uphold the teachings of the Gospel and the Catholic Church. Core members will meet regularly to grow in faith together, learn how to lead small groups of youth, and plan for regularly scheduled E3 youth ministry nights and youth ministry retreats from October through May. A Core member will share their faith with confidence, use the gifts God gave them in humble service, and show Christ to the teens through the witness of their own pursuit of holiness.

“All the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity… They must devote themselves with all their being to the glory of God and the service of their neighbor. In this way, the holiness of the People of God will grow into an abundant harvest…” (Lumen Gentium 40).

What isn't a Core Team Member?

Being a Core member should not be simply a social outlet for you. The primary goal for a Core member should be to serve teens and encourage them to grow deeper in relationship with Jesus, not to draw them into a relationship with you alone. A core member is not simply a chaperone or a party planner.

Who can be Core Team Member?

Any adult who is feeling called by God to share their gifts with young people is invited to contact the Youth Ministry office and submit their name. We would like a broad range of ages involved with Core team. Young Adults to Retirees are invited to contact us. All we ask is that if you have a child or relation in High School that would be a part of the program, that you demonstrate your willingness to serve all the young people in the program.

How do I become a Core Team Member?

Interested Core team members would first contact the youth ministers, then sit down for a one on one interview, set aside time for prayerful discernment, submit an online background check, volunteer code of conduct, and attend a VIRTUS training session. Afterwards there would be a formal Core training and day retreat for Core members.

High School Core Team

High school Core Team members work with the High School Youth Minister to put on weekly youth group nights and retreats for the high school teens.

For more information contact Mikayla Anderson, High School Youth Minister.

Mission Statement:

“Rooted in Christ, shaped by the Gospel, and sustained by prayer, Core Team members pursue holiness within their daily lives in order to pour out what they receive through their union with Christ in His Church. Core Members offer the best of themselves for the youth whom they serve through humble leadership, personal witness, authentic relationships, and rich catechesis.”

Expectations:

  1. Members will become confident of their role as adult Core Member through training and continued meetings as a group.
  2. Members will deepen their sense of service and love for the Church’s youth through leading the E3 nights.
  3. Members will be able to lead an effective small group, give testimonies, lead games, talks, and other events.
  4. Members will form a strong community as a Core Team in which members can feel free to contribute, collaborate, and share with one another.
  5. Members will hold respect for the pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, the parish mission, and the teachings of the Catholic Church in all interactions, discussions, and catechesis.

Middle School Core Team

The middle school Core Team is made up of adults and high school teens with the desire to serve our middle schoolers.

Core Teams members help lead Middle School Youth Nights (monthly, October – May), Extreme Faith Weekend Retreat (November 30th – December 2nd), movie nights, and discipleship groups. Members help lead small groups, games, give testimonies and live a witness of faith in Christ.

For more information contact Carly Radke, Middle School Youth Minister.

Mikayla Anderson

High School Youth & Formation Minister, 763.862.4333 or manderson@epiphanymn.org

Carly Radke

Middle School Youth Minister, 763.862.4334 or cradke@epiphanymn.org