Excellence in Ministry

Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-4532-9
Paperback | 200 pages

Catechetical leadership is at its best when it builds on the shoulders of those who have gone before while at the same time creating innovative approaches for an ever-changing ministry. This fifth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader will share both time-tested and new skills and strategies that will allow catechetical leaders to not only be successful in the week-to-week particulars of running a parish catechetical program, but also to fulfill the ultimate goal of animating a faith community to grow in authentic discipleship to Jesus Christ. A few of the best practices covered in this book include planning the catechetical year, selecting catechetical resources, promoting the catechetical program to the parish community and beyond, how to honestly evaluate your program, and so much more.

The Effective Catechetical Leader series, developed in conjunction with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country, is the only series to encompass all the various aspects of catechetical leadership. This series provides the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure successful parish faith formation in an evangelizing manner, which leads directly to a vibrant Church. From best practices to new approaches for proclaiming God's word in a rapidly changing world, this groundbreaking series will empower catechetical leaders to excel at everything from administrative duties to effectively catechizing people of all ages within our diverse Church.​

The Effective Catechetical Leader: Worksheets
Each book in The Effective Catechetical Leader series comes with 10 worksheets, one per chapter, to help you put into practice what you are learning. Simply enter your information below and you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download the worksheets.

The Effective Catechetical Leader: Training Presentations
Each book in The Effective Catechetical Leader series comes with a training presentation. These training presentations will help you turn what you’re learning into practice, but also assist others in honing their skills as catechetical leaders. Please enter your information below to receive an mail with instructions on how to download these free training presentations.

Author Bio

Tom Quinlan

Tom Quinlan was a parish DRE and has served as a diocesan catechetical director since 2001. He holds a Masters of Divinity from University of St. Mary of the Lake. Tom has been active in NCCL, including as a board member.

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01/21/2022 6:41 am

Conscious and proactive contribution to community of the faithful

by Henry Prince Benjamin Leigh

Sir/Madam, I found the information very enriching and I am sure receiving update on regular's related issues will build my knowledge to contribute more effectively to the upcoming activities and programme in the church, and by extension the various groups