Promoting Religious Vocations Through Digital Media
Values Outreach is an outreach of the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Our work is focused on promoting religious vocations by creating and compiling resources for religious communities and young adults discerning religious life. Our work also includes sharing these resources with those who are interested in promoting vocations.
Giving religious orders access to the digital resources they need to promote vocations to their communities
We are interested in serving religious communities in good standing with the Catholic Church by providing them with free videography and photography services. Any religious order we work with is guaranteed a professional product, created in a timely manner, with minimal inconvenience to the community. We are also committed to providing additional marketing for orders who work with us by promoting their videos and photos on Values Outreach platforms.
Connecting religious orders with the opportunity to act as mentors with young discerners via our mentorship program with the Catechetical Institute
Religious can act as mentors to discerners who apply for our formation program via Values Outreach, or they may use our formation program to aid young adults already discerning with their community.
Creating videos which show young people the beauty of religious life
Values Outreach is responsible for the creation of multiple types of vocation videos. Any person who is discerning religious life will find a wide variety of perspectives offered from 50+ communities who have participated in our videos. Videos are created specifically for a young adult audience and are designed to be of aid in all stages of the discernment process. Access our videos here.
Connecting discerners with resources they need to discern well
Discerners have access to in-depth formation via our mentorship program, as well as informative resources listed on our website. This includes links to additional resources such as readings, movies, and retreats.
Sharing Our Resources
Our team has created and compiled a variety of resources to teach young people about religious life. Any teacher, catechist, or parent using our videos or listed resources for educational purposes can be confident that they will help teach young people about religious life in an engaging way.
Read more about our work below!