Through a ministry that preaches inclusion and openness, STM strives to create a welcoming, supportive environment that preaches cura personalis: “care for the entire person.” Providing an immersive “Ministry of Presence” that touches all aspects of our students’ lives, STM nurtures each area of young people’s development – intellectual, spiritual, and personal.
Ministry of Presence
Today’s teenagers live busy lives full of adventure, excitement, and sometimes, conflict. With all that is going on in their lives, students often need guidance to understand God’s role in their lives. Rather than preaching abstract concepts, STM’s faith formation program focuses on the issues that directly affect our students and their families, emphasizing relatability while providing students with the opportunity to grow into their own spirituality. To provide that guidance, STM meets students wherever they are, creating a campus ministry that is eternally present and available for students, whether they need advice, consoling, or simply a friendly conversation. As a Ministry of Presence, STM aims to:
- Provide students with authentic conversation and spiritual dialogue that is free of judgment and preconceptions;
- Engage students wholeheartedly, stimulating both their mind and soul; and
- Connect people of different backgrounds, helping them gain valuable perspective and learn from each other’s experiences.