NET Ministries: challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.
What is National Evangelization Teams (NET) Ministries?
Each year, NET Ministries sends 175 Catholic young adults across the country divided into 16 teams to proclaim the Gospel to Catholic youth through retreat ministry. NET team members (a.k.a. NET missionaries) are powerful Catholic witnesses to Christ. Having conducted more than 32,000 retreats for 1.8 million youth in the past 35 years, NET Ministries knows how to train their missionaries in both Catholic theology and practical retreat skills. These young missionaries, by the time they’ve finished training, have developed the desire for daily personal prayer, and can effectively teach youth to pray. They witness to youth that a relationship with Jesus is not only possible, but indispensable, and will help challenge our young people to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. NET team members evangelize youth relationally on retreats through drama, music, games, talks (catechesis), small groups and prayer ministry, allowing youth to be open that life as a Catholic is exciting and fulfilling.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Becomes the First “NET Ministries Regional Office” in the United States:
In an effort to have NET retreats available for all parishes and Catholic schools in the Archdiocese during the school year, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati became home to the first “NET Ministries Regional Office” in the country in July of 2014. That means that not only is there a dedicated NET Ministries office and staff now housed in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, but more importantly, NET retreats are made available for schools and parishes any time of the school year, instead of just for one month each year. The regional office also serves as a launching point for NET Ministries’ work in the Eastern Time Zone, with the office scheduling for two other teams traveling throughout the eastern part of the country.
How to Book a NET Ministries Retreat:
The NET Regional Office Office is directed by Mark Hollcraft. He and his staff are ready to help you book and manage your NET retreat now. You can contact the Regional Scheduling Administrator, Abbie Kohler, at Abbiek@netusa.org or call 651.450.6833 x202.
For more information about NET Ministries retreat themes, costs, housing the NET team, etc., visit www.netusa.org/retreats.