Distinguishing characteristics of the Movement
- Youth reaching out to youth: As witnesses of the joy of a life in Christ and in service of the Church.
- Ongoing faith and human formation: Through Jesus Youth groups and training programmes, encouraged by the six pillars.
- Using the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit: For growth in personal holiness, service in the community and proclamation of the Good News.
- Forming youth for missionary commitment: In response to the divine mandate and the call of the Church.
- Witnessing to the Lord in the rapidly changing modern context: Among children, students, those in parishes, the poor and the suffering, working professionals, young married couples and families, aided by the use of technology and modern mass media.
- Participation in Fellowship groups: In many places, small cells and prayer groups are gradually evolving into committed communities.
- Rooted in the Church and committed to ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue:While incorporating effectively into ecclesiastical structures and pastoral plans.
- Close interaction, collaboration and networking among individuals, ministries and fellowship groups: Modern means of travel, media and communication establish Jesus Youth as a close-knit ecclesial family.
- Becoming a Jesus Youth: Not by a formal enrolment, but by a step by step interiorisation of the Jesus Youth lifestyle and participation in fellowship and mission.