This Vision and aspiration is not just a one off or even annual event but hopefully starting a Momentum, developing into a national movement or a community of Youth Ministry workers/volunteers who will not feel isolated or undervalued BUT supported, encouraged and resourced beyond the actual weekend to engage with youth from all over Ireland.


The main purpose is to create an event that will EXCITE, ENCOURAGE, EQUIP and where together we can Unpack Youth Ministry in a simple and clear way to give participants the confidence and tools to simply get started in their context.


It is our hope that the outcome of this gathering over three days in January will start a Momentum towards youth ministry and evangelisation all over Ireland that will be a genuine grass roots youth focused movement inviting and calling many thousands of young people back to the family of faith.

I was very impressed with MOMENTUM - well done to all involved...the Spirit was definitely moving.
— Patrick, Momentum attendee '18

Who is momentum for?

Our annual training weekend is open to anyone (18 years +) with an interest and heart for Christian faith based Youth Ministry, particularly working with young people aged between 6th Class to 6th Year.

Whether you have been doing faith based Youth Ministry for years, have just started or simply interested in learning more or exploring possibilities, then this weekend is for YOU.

I want to congratulate you on Momentum – it was a really life-giving experience for me last weekend.
I will admit that I was reluctant to spend my weekend working away on youth ministry and had to drag myself away from my parent’s house in Tullow to go to Ovoca manor. But I am so glad I did. I was just so energised by the whole experience. Meeting all those people from different churches and hearing the amazing work that is happening around the country – it was just brilliant.
— Parish Pastoral Worker