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The purpose of the conversations taking place within the National Dialogue is to more deeply understand the lived experience of youth and young adults so that as a Church, we can transform our ministry practice to more effectively encounter and accompany the young church.

 The intent is that these conversations will be a holy experience of dialogue, listening, encounter, and accompaniment. The hope is that these conversations will build upon what we are learning from the Synod and Encuentro.


There are three steps to being a national facilitator:

Step One: Preparing the Conversation

Facilitators will be asked to review training videos and/or attend a live webinar in order to prepare themselves to facilitate the conversations. Also facilitators will be asked to develop a plan for the conversation by selecting questions from the National Dialogue website.

Step Two: Engaging in the CONVERSATION

Facilitate the national conversation with the group(s) using the plan developed in step one. 

Step Three: Reporting the Conversation

Go to the National Dialogue website and report on your conversation so that it can be included in the National Dialogue Report.


Facilitator Guide

To effectively carry out your role as a facilitator, we have created a recording and facilitating guide for your convenience. Please use them as much as you can so that the National Dialogue may record and implement conversation to the best of its ability.