Cultivating Your Catechists: How to Recruit, Encourage, and Retain Successful Catechists

Cultivating Your Catechists: How to Recruit, Encourage, and Retain Successful Catechists

by Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy, Joe Paprocki

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Overview

EFFECTIVE CATECHISTS don’t simply walk into a classroom and instinctively know what to do. To be successful, they require careful training and development. For that reason, recruiting high-quality candidates to the vocation of catechist, providing them with proper formation and training, and nurturing their vocation every step of the way is perhaps the highest priority for the successful catechetical leader. This fourth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series delves into the specific qualities and skills to look for when recruiting catechists; how to supervise, evaluate, support, and affirm your catechists; how to facilitate spiritual growth and transformation for the catechists in your care; and so much more.
 
The Effective Catechetical Leaderseries, 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.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829445312
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Series: Effective Catechetical Leader
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JAYNE RAGASA-MONDOY serves as Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Honolulu which is comprised of the six major islands in the state of Hawaii. Born and raised in Honolulu, Jayne began her professional career in corporate management in the San Francisco Bay Area while remaining steadily involved in parish catechetical and liturgical music programs. Jayne, and her husband and daughter, returned to Honolulu where Jayne earned a master's degree in pastoral leadership from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Her perspective of volunteer recruitment and management is shaped by her lengthy experience in working with and leading volunteers in diocesan and parish catechetical ministries, as a high school teacher and administrator, and as a governing board member for local Catholic and private schools and the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders (NCCL).
JAYNE RAGASA-MONDOY serves as Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Honolulu which is comprised of the six major islands in the state of Hawaii. Born and raised in Honolulu, Jayne began her professional career in corporate management in the San Francisco Bay Area while remaining steadily involved in parish catechetical and liturgical music programs. Jayne, and her husband and daughter, returned to Honolulu where Jayne earned a master's degree in pastoral leadership from Chaminade University of Honolulu. Her perspective of volunteer recruitment and management is shaped by her lengthy experience in working with and leading volunteers in diocesan and parish catechetical ministries, as a high school teacher and administrator, and as a governing board member for local Catholic and private schools and the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders (NCCL).
JOE PAPROCKI, D.Min., has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years. His books include Living the Mass, The Bible Blueprint, The Catechist’s Toolbox (Loyola Press).  He is the National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press in Chicago.  Joe blogs about his work as a catechist at Catechist’s Journey (www.catechistsjourney.com).

Table of Contents

Contents
Welcome to The Effective Catechetical Leader Series ................. v
About This Book ......................................................................................... vi1 More Than Volunteerism: The Vocation of the Catechist...............1
2 The Right Stuff: A Catechist’s Role Description.............................15
3 Getting People to Say Yes: Strategies for Recruiting Catechists ....25
4 Laying the Foundation: Formation and Training of Catechists....37
5 Cultural Diversity: Mining the Rich Cultures of Catechists .........49
6 Care and Feeding: Ongoing Formation of Catechists ....................61
7 Doing It “By the Book”: Supervision, Evaluation, and Record Keeping.....................................................................................71
8 It’s Rarely Simple: Handling Difficult Situations............................87
9 Retaining Catechists: Support, Collaboration, Affirmation, and Public Recognition ................................................97
10 No One Is an Island: Building and Nurturing a Catechetical Community ..................................................................111About the Author...................................................................................127

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