Life Teen: Spotlight

Spotlight 21: Inspire[d]

This issue of Spotlight introduces Life Teen’s 2014 year theme: Inspire[d]. It includes a Life Night to help teenagers dive into the theme of the year, as well as an article for youth ministers about the theme. This issue also features an emphasis on finding balance in ministry; three articles are dedicated especially to single and married youth ministers, and youth ministers that are parents.

Spotlight 20: Stewardship

This issue of Spotlight highlights Stewardship. As children of God, we’re called to be good stewards of everything God has created and gifted us with. Explore the multitude of ways we can help our teens be good stewards of their gifts, talents, and Creation in this issue of Spotlight.

Spotlight 19: Relational Ministry

This issue of Spotlights highlights aspects of relational ministry and Core Training. It includes articles and Life Nights about safe environment, social media, and a Core Team training session. Refine your relational ministry ability with this issue of Spotlight.

Spotlight 18: Fearless

This Spotlight explores Life Teen’s 2013 Year Theme, “Fearless,” with an article by Mark Hart and a special Life Night. It also includes a Life Night to help kick-off the school year, and several resources that will help prepare teenagers’ hearts for the season of Lent.

Spotlight 17: End of the World

This issue of Spotlight features an article and Life Night that explain the Catholic understanding of the “end of the world” and the Second Coming of Christ. It also features tips for your annual kick-off, a unique Christmas social, and a Life Night on spiritual warfare.

Spotlight 16: Shelter the Homeless

This issue of Spotlight features the 2012 “Give It Away Now” Global Service Project: Shelter the Homeless. It also includes Life Nights about our call to be missionary, the season of Advent, and a fun social Life Night to help your youth group kick-off summer.

Spotlight 15: Radiant Joy

This issue of Spotlight unpacks the 2012 Year Theme: Radiant Joy. It features articles and tips to help your ministry be more joyful. It includes the year theme Life Night, as well as a powerful Life Night on Christian friendship, which is accompanied by an article about cliques.

Spotlight 14: Best Blogs of 2011

This issue of Spotlight features some of our best blogs from CatholicYouthMinistry.com in 2011. These articles offer practical tips to help take your youth ministry to the next level. This issue also includes a Life Night on St. Joseph, and an “alternative” prom social.

Spotlight 13: Give It Away Now – Baby Edition

This issue of Spotlight features the 2011 “Give It Away Now” Global Service Project: Oh Baby! Parishes are challenged to gather baby items to donate to local crisis pregnancy centers. It also includes articles to help strengthen your liturgy, evangelization efforts, and Core Team.

Spotlight 12: Veni Sancte Spiritus

This issue of Spotlight highlights Life Teen’s 2011 annual theme: Veni Sancte Spiritus. It includes several articles and Life Nights that will empower your youth ministry to become rooted in the Holy Spirit. It also includes a special Life Night for high school seniors and their parents.

Spotlight 11: Drugs and Alcohol

This important issue of Spotlight features an article and Life Night targeted at teenagers’ use of drugs and alcohol. It also includes articles that help youth ministers become better evangelists over social media and plan better retreats.

Spotlight 10: Thirst For Change

This issue of Spotlight features the 2010 “Give It Away Now” Life Night: Thirst For Change. Teenagers are challenged to collect loose change to build clean water wells in Africa. This issue include a Life Night about stealing, and a fun social Life Night.

Spotlight 09: Behold the Mystery

This issue of Spotlight introduces and highlights Life Teen’s 2010 annual theme: Behold the Mystery. It features Life Night topics including Lent, Valentine’s Day, and a Life Night for the year’s theme. This issue also includes an interview with Michael W. Smith.

Spotlight 08: Year For Priests

This issue of Life Support has a special focus on priests, and includes a Life Night to honor the priests at your parish. It also includes articles that help youth ministers learn how to work with (rather than against) parents, honor their parish priest, and recognize the universal Church in their own parish.

Spotlight 07: Give It Away Now – Can It!

This issue of spotlight features Life Teen’s second annual “Give It Away Now” Life Night: Can It! Teenagers are challenged to collect canned food items to distribute to local food pantries. This Spotlight also includes an emphasis on the issue of pornography, and offers ways that youth ministers can reach out to teenagers about this sin.

Spotlight 06: Heroic Virtue

This issue of Spotlight introduces and highlights Life Teen’s 2009 annual theme: Heroic Virtue. It includes a Life Night that challenges teenagers to grow in virtue. There is an emphasis on pro-life issues in this edition of Spotlight, as well. Spotlight Intro: Lisa Epperson Heroic Virtue: Mark Hart, Executive Vice-President of Life Teen Heroic Virtue: […]

Spotlight 05: The Occult

This issue of Spotlight features an important article and Life Night about the occult, and offers suggestions for talking to teenagers about the serious implications of occult activity. This Life Night also includes a unique Christmas social, Life Night on faithful citizenship, and an article for parishes implementing youth ministry in a cluster parish setting.

Spotlight 04: Give It Away Now

This issue of Spotlight features the first Give It Away Now Life Night. It also addresses the challenging topic of homosexuality. It includes an article that empowers youth ministers to address the topic with their youth group, and a Life Night to help teenagers gain a deeper understanding of the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.

Spotlight 03: Consumed By Grace

This issue of Spotlight introduces and explains Life Teen’s 2008 year theme: Consumed By Grace. It also includes important articles about keeping seniors involved in youth ministry, and features a senior appreciation Life Night.

Spotlight 02: Advent

This issue of Spotlight emphasizes the season of Advent and service. It includes Life Nights for Advent, in response to a tragedy, and a fun spin on a dodge ball Social Life Night.

Spotlight 01: Discover the Sacred

This is the first issue of Spotlight, Life Teen’s youth ministry magazine. It features Life Teen’s 2007 annual theme: Discover the Sacred, and includes a Life Night that helps teenagers find the sacred in their every day lives. It also includes a Life Night about tithing, and an article with the top questions asked by new parishes.