World Youth Day 2023
Group Leader Webinar Series

Did you miss the live webinars? No problem! You can access the recordings and slide decks below to reference at your convenience or share with a friend.

Planning for WYD 2023: What You Need to Know

Date of Webinar: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM EST

The wait is finally over! We have dates for World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, and now the fun part begins – the planning!

Join Verso Ministries for an in-depth presentation on what World Youth Day is, what you can expect when you’re in Lisbon, and what steps you should be thinking about in order to start planning your pilgrimage. We’ll also lead a virtual tour of the host city, Lisbon, to give you the lay of the land.

This webinar is designed for group leaders of all experience levels. Whether you’re a seasoned WYD veteran or a newbie, you’ll get a great overview for WYD 2023 and what to expect. We’ll also have live Q&A and some WYD-themed door prizes!

If you can’t make this webinar but still want to learn about planning for World Youth Day, fill out your registration and we’ll be able to send you a link to the recorded session. The recording will also be available on our website so that you can share your excitement!

WYD Lisbon 2023: Organizing a Group Pilgrimage with Verso

Date of Webinar: December 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM EST

Dates for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal have finally been announced, and now is the time to begin planning!

There’s a lot to think about when you start planning a pilgrimage – flights, hotels, transportation, meals, etc. – and sometimes unexpected details can fall through the cracks. For World Youth Day, let Verso Ministries handle all of the details so that you can focus on your ministry.

Join us to learn more about Verso’s approach to expertly-led, spiritually rich pilgrimages and how we can take the weight off of your shoulders so you can enjoy the experience. You’ll hear about the planning process, what to expect at World Youth Day, and how to take the next step to begin mapping your WYD journey with Verso.

We hope that you’ll join us no matter where you’re at in the planning process. This webinar will be a chance to get to know Verso and our proven process for maximizing the impact of your group’s pilgrimage. There will also be time for a live Q&A session, giving you a chance to get your questions answered.

This webinar will be the first of three webinars covering the same topic. If you’re not able to make it, join us on November 17th or on December 15th to have your questions answered! Alternatively, all registrants for the webinar will receive an email with a link to the recording, so you can learn about organizing for your group even if you can’t make it on Wednesday. The recording will also be available on our website so that you can share your excitement with others!

Portugal Sneak Peek: Explore the Sites of WYD 2023

Date of Webinar: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 2:00 PM EST

Explore beautiful Portugal and the sites and sounds of World Youth Day 2023! Join Verso Ministries Director of Operations, Stephanie Petrie, and our destination management partner in Portugal, Aliantour, as they take you on a virtual tour of what you’ll experience during World Youth Day. From the streets of Lisbon to the shrine at Fatima, this will give you a chance to see for yourself why we’re so excited to be going to Portugal!

We hope you’ll have the chance to join us for this experience and hear first-hand from our partners in Portugal how much there is to look forward to. If you’d like to share the excitement with your pilgrims, the shareable link to the recorded webinar will be available soon afterwards, and they’ll be able to see why you’re itching to go. Can’t wait to see you there!

Fundraising for WYD: Financing Your Group Pilgrimage

Date of Webinar: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 3:00 PM EST

Excited about World Youth Day but not sure how to get there? For many youth and young adults, the cost of going to World Youth Day can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help! Join us and our fundraising partners at SockReligious as we talk about ways your group can fundraise for WYD 2023. We’ll share tips and tricks for getting the word out, effective fundraising programs and platforms, and how we can help you streamline the process.

Fundraising can be daunting, but we’re here to support you and your group on your journey to Portugal. We hope you can join Verso and our fundraising partners at SockReligious, who can help you get to World Youth Day in style!

If you can’t make it to this webinar but still want to hear about fundraising, fill out the registration form. That way we’ll be able to send you a link to the recording. The recording will also be available on our website in case your pilgrims want to hear about fundraising first-hand!

Expert-Led, Spiritually Rich: Make the Most of Your Group’s WYD Experience

When it comes to World Youth Day, just getting there is not enough. The travel logistics, hotel selections, guides, and planning all make a huge difference in your WYD experience!

With past WYD experience, and as experts in Catholic pilgrimage, we know what it takes to make a trip truly exceptional. It’s why we travel to the host site multiple times in advance, select the best hotels that will put your group in the heart of the action, and offer dedicated guides for the trip.

Most of all, our entire mission is to minister to group leaders like you. It’s why we call ourselves a ministry, not a pilgrimage company! We want to enable you and your group to grow closer to God through every experience.

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