Adaptive Leadership, a few thoughts from Denise Utter. Leadership is energizing a community of people toward their own transformation in order to accomplish a shared mission in the face of a changing world. ~ Tod … Read More
If you are an NCCL member, you have immediate access to this issue, simply click the link below. Please note, the magazine is one of many incredible benefits to membership. You will need to be … Read More
Margaret Matijasevic, Executive Director A New Year of Stewardship Aligned in Mission The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership is entering the new year with inspiring commitments. The new ENDS policies, drafted by the Board of Directors, with assessment … Read More
The primary function of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) is to support its members who are catechetical professionals in parishes, dioceses, publishing houses, academia, and ministry partnerships throughout the nation…
…Most of us, in some way or fashion, are tasked with supporting, facilitating, or making disciples – i.e. fulfilling the exacting task of evangelization. This, however, is not NCCL’s primary concern. The organization does not exist to minister. It exists to support ministry professionals in those things that improve ministry professionalism, overall competence, and quality. This is an important distinction that we must be cognizant of in every initiative we undertake. With this in mind, as the Board recrafted NCCL’s committee structure, the following driving questions motivated the creation of these new committees:
How are we (NCCL) growing members so they’re effective in their mission?
How are we (NCCL) getting members involved so the organization is sustainable and vibrant?
How are we (NCCL) developing resources that are useful and relevant to the field?
How are we (NCCL) ensuring our operations and outcomes are current and cutting-edge, and that we are communicating and serving our membership, so that we are growing ministry leaders who can effectively advance the Church’s mission to make disciples?
NCCL wants to grow and equip leaders. As your Board of Directors, we want you to be a part of it. We hope that you recognize that every NCCL member has a vital role to play in our shared success.
Encuentro: Living Curriculum Inspiring articles on encounter. Looking at themes inspired by the ongoing V Encuentro process, one will discover various articles on how this movement in the church invites us to continue to deepen … Read More
Our Stories of Our Faith Inspiring articles on the kerygma. Looking at themes of young adults in the church, the catechumenate model, themes of mercy in film and media… and so much more. If … Read More
Steadfast Witness After a great experience at the NCCL annual conference, check out the new August edition of the Catechetical Leader magazine. Building on the themes from the conference (Walk with Christ: Encounter, Accompany, Proclaim, … Read More
IT’S BACK! As we convene for another exciting NCCL annual conference, check out the new Catechetical Leader magazine. CL magazine, the official magazine of the NCCL, is now available exclusively in a digital format. The … Read More
Can a church be vibrant if it offers well-rounded activities for all ages, but targets older people? The lay governing body at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose, Pa. decided to focus the church’s ministry … Read More
Webinar on Adult Faith Formation Practices for Mature Adults April 10, 2018, 3-4pm EST Hosted in conjunction with Ave Maria Press Adult faith formation is all-encompassing; adult faith formation for today’s mature adults (55-75 years) … Read More