Seminar “in their shoes” – About How to Approach Teenagers in Critical Life Situations

“in their shoes” – Skills for Person-Centered Youth Ministry
– Permanent Formation for Priests, Religious and Lay Ministers in Youth Ministry


  • – We will invite you once a year for a weekend with talks (about youth counselling etc.) and sharing about Youth Ministry
  • – In between we offer you supervision meetings in your parish: sharing and reflection of situations you experienced in your ministry
  • – Emergency Support: In critical situations we come to your parish to reflect difficult situations and to work on solutions
  • – Important: Only for those who do Youth Ministry for Teens NOW.


This is how we will do it:

Soon we will start with an Introductory Weekend (Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon) – here you find the date for your parish:

May 5/6               in Dubai/Sharjah area     for Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Fujairah

May 26/27          in Mussafah                      for Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jebel Ali

June 9/10            in Dubai/Muhaisnah       for Dubai

September  8/9 in Dubai/Muhaisnah        for Arabic catechists

October 6/7       in Muscat/Ruwi                  for Sohar, Ruwi, Ghala, Salalah


After your registration we can inform you about the exact place. Accomodation will be provided when indicated.

The team:

  • Melissa Jayawickrema, Abu Dhabi, School Counsellor
  • Fr. Martin Stewen, Abu Dhabi, Office of Christian Formation