Who Are NCCL Members?
Members of the NCCL are leaders who want the latest information, developments, and resources for enhancing their catechetical leadership. They are networked and connected, motivated lifelong learners, and committed to faith formation for all ages.
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What People Say About the NCCL
Keeps Me Connected
“NCCL helps to keep me feeling connected to the ministry taking place all over the country.”
Brings Me Fresh ideas
“As a member of NCCL I am kept informed of the latest research and ideas in catechesis, network with others in my field, and have access to resources.”
Helps me Develop Professionally
“NCCL helps me develop professionally. I also value the connectedness to other ministers as we strive to teach as Jesus taught.”
The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership is rich in its diversity of membership. The spectrum of talent and experience we have in the association — from diocesan and parish to academic and publishing — enables us to work vigorously and effectively on behalf of the Church’s catechetical ministry.
Network with fellow leaders, regionally and across the country, beyond your own diocese
Resources for catechists at all age levels
An annual national conference to refresh, renew and reinvigorate your ministry
Advocacy for catechetical ministry with the USCCB
Discounts on annual conference fee and products
Access to exclusive member content & community on nccl.org
Drive the vision of catechesis through a variety of leadership and service opportunities
Catechetical Leader Magazine
Annual subscription included in membership
A regular email with news and updates from the frontiers of catechetical ministry
Extend your NCCL membership to the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics
The Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics has a mission to serve those who minister in catechesis with Hispanics. The Federation values and prioritizes leadership development, advocacy, and a conference gathering for those in catechetical roles with Hispanics. You can extend your NCCL membership to include membership in the FCH. Learn more at the website, and follow the links back to nccl.org to join.
We Partner with the Alliance for Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers
The Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers (or, “the Alliance”) seeks to affirm and promote lay ecclesial ministry in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States. The Alliance is comprised of five national Catholic ministry organizations working collaboratively to produce common standards for lay ecclesial ministry and to implement and promote the certification of lay ecclesial ministers.
V Encuentro was convened in the context of the New Evangelization and emphasized the importance of involving young, second and third generation Hispanics/Latinos
The V Encuentro “Missionary Disciples: Witnesses of God’s Love” is a four-year process of ecclesial reflection and action that invites all Catholics in the United States to intentional missionary activity, consultation, leadership development, and identification of best ministerial practices in the spirit of the New Evangelization. The main objective of the process of the Encuentro is to discern the way in which Hispanics/Latinos respond as Church.
The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) and the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics (FCH) have committed to this process and want to intentionally contemplate, imagine and envision the future of Catechesis to better serve the fast-growing Catholic presence in the United States. NCCL encourages all catechetical leaders to participate in their local Encuentro processes.
Strong Catholic Families
Strong Catholic Families began as a process hosted by dioceses, parishes, and/or schools for changing the way faith communities partner with parents so that the Catholic faith can be more effectively passed on to the next generation of disciples.
The rationale behind the National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis is to create a new paradigm for how the Catholic Church effectively forms the faith of young people and to assist parishes and schools across the country in assessing and re-thinking their methods and structures in this new light.