Values, religion and institutional commitment of young people are changing in a secularised country such as the Netherlands. Different types of young people can be defined, based on their ways of belonging and on their measure of belief, i.e.: to what extent are they connected to a religious institute and to what extent are they actively involved with religion in forming their identity? Youth ministry can be geared towards different types of youth, when realising that not only the ‘Fortissimos’ are to be inspired. This article presents conducted research on the values and religion of young people, as well as an example of youth ministry in the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands.
cf. P. Ward: Liquid Church (2002) also used by many others like K. de Groot “How the Roman Catholic Church Maneuvers through Liquid Modernity” Towards a New Catholic Church in Advanced modernity eds. S. Hellemans and J. Wissink (Zürich/Berlin: lit Verlag 2012) 195–216.Originally based on Zygmunt Bauman’s concept ‘Liquid modernity’.