Charis Ministries was recognized in an article in America Magazine as one of the "most successful" programs available "to help young adults cultivate a spiritual life within the church." Tim Muldoon's article "Sowing the Seeds for Ministry" gives five ways to reach Catholics in their 20s and 30s.
The 5 C's of young adult ministry are:
Community-how do we bring young people together?
Cooperation-how do we work with other organizations to meet the needs?
Communication-what is the Catholic presence on the internet?
Consultation-how do we form leaders for the Church?
Catechesis-how do we foster growth in faith? Including a shout out to Fr. Michael and Charis!
If you get a chance to check out the rest of the July 21, 2008 issue of America, there are quite a few other articles about young adult ministry that are worth a read. It's great to see it being recognized on a national level.