by Sara Carey, Board of Directors I began my journey with NCCL when I attended the annual convocation hosted by my province, in Louisville in 2005. As a fairly new parish catechetical leader, I was overwhelmed … Read More
Dear Members, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your NCCL Board of Directors! I am full of hope this Christmas season. I promised myself I would enter into the Advent season intentionally this year, … Read More
By John Gaffney, NCCL Treasurer Fiscal Year 2020: The Year of Making the NCCL Budget Sexy Do I have your attention? Perhaps a better title is “Fiscal Year 2020: Moving from Speed-Dating to a Meaningful Relationship.” Think … Read More
By Jackie Hopper, Vice President, NCCL Board of Directors “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere … Read More
You’ve heard more than once this year that NCCL is a membership organization. If you attended the 2019 annual convocation you may have seen the infographic below that shared how the leadership of the organization … Read More
The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership is experiencing great change. Over the past year, multiple shifts have been discerned and implemented from the fiduciary responsibility of the Board of Directors. Prioritizing the viability of the … Read More
I am pleased to announce that Justin Huyck has been appointed Secretary of the NCCL Board of Directors. Our bylaws and governance policies outline a process to implement when a board position becomes vacant before … Read More
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
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.