Monthly Leader Learning Sessions
Click to download 2023-24 schedule of sessions and topics.
The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation staff facilitate monthly learning sessions for those currently leading parish efforts in catechesis, youth ministry, and sacramental formation.
WHEN: The sessions will usually take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2 p.m.
HOW: Virtually via Microsoft Teams / Sessions will be recorded for later viewing on Vimeo.
WHY: 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.
Upcoming Schedule (virtually via Microsoft Teams)
September 20, 2023 - Working with Children and Youth (policies and best practices including travel)
October 18, 2023 - Circle of Grace requirements and Mandated Reporting
November 15, 2023 - Inclusion Initiative Framework (working with persons with disabilities)
December 20, 2023 - Preparing for Annual Parish Faith Formation Report
January 17, 2024 - Pathways toward Sacraments
February 21, 2024 - Ministerial development and grant opportunities
March 20, 2024 - Communication (including social media and copyright)
April 17, 2024 - Inclusion Forum recap and insights
May 15, 2024 - Assessment and evaluation for program planning
June TBD - regional day-long retreats looking at research and trends in evangelization and catechesis
Recordings of past sessions are available in a Vimeo Showcase
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
February 27, 2023 - Applying for Lay Continuing Education and Formation Grants
March 27, 2023 - Modes and Methods of Evangelization
April 24, 2023 - Working with Learners with Diverse Needs
May 15, 2023 - Program Assessment and Evaluation
June 26, 2023 - Recruiting Volunteers