Monthly Leader Learning Sessions
OLFF will facilitate monthly learning sessions for those currently leading parish efforts in catechesis, youth ministry, and sacramental formation. Modeled on the disciples' encounter with Jesus Christ on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), parish and diocesan leaders will engage each other for one hour on a specific topic, following three movements:
Listen: What are you discussing as you walk along? (Prayer, Introductions & Prompt Question about Local Experiences)
Learn: Jesus interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures (Delving into Scripture, Tradition, Teaching & Best Practices)
Lead: they recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them (Conversation, Questions & Application)
The sessions will usually take place on the 4th Monday of the month with options to participate in a session from 1-2 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. as individual's schedules allow. Evening sessions in August, October, and December 2022 will have special emphasis on youth ministry though all leaders are welcome to attend.
Virtually via Microsoft Teams with links to connect sent via email in the week prior to each session. One session a month will be recorded for later viewing by request.
Leaders matter in helping people recognize and share their encounters with Christ! Regular focused skill-building over time is one of the proven ways to increase the confidence, competence, and effectiveness of leaders in forming missionary disciples.
July 25, 2022 - Circle of Grace
August 22, 2022 - Ministering to/with Gen Z
September 26, 2022 - Sacramental Imagination as a Second Language
October 24, 2022 - Christus Vivit: Christ is Alive
November 28, 2022 - Identifying and Training Small Group Leaders
December 19, 2022 - Advent Reflection: What are you waiting for?