Our Strategic Plan

An articulation of the major projects that NCCL committees and related entities will embark on in the months leading up to Summer 2018.

Members of the NCCL will achieve competence as leaders in the United States.

Evangelization and Discipleship

Gives priority to a framework of mature discipleship that incorporates broad methodologies and demographics with special priority on the formation of adults.

Professional Development

Provides opportunities for Ministry Leaders to develop the talents, skills, and abilities that God has bestowed upon them.

Ways We Strategize

Membership Development

Acquires new and retains existing members and develops research-based models for continued growth.

Product Development

Focuses on the prioritization, development, and marketing of well-designed products to meet the training needs of catechetical ministers.

“Activity for 2016-2018 identifies a major way that members, by engaging in committees, help advance the work of our organization.”NCCL Board of Directors


Adult Faith Formation Articles
Include AFF articles in each publication of Catechetical Leader magazine, including AFF methodologies and practices. Follow-up webinars may be offered for select articles to encourage in-depth analysis and conversation. (E2.2)

Adult Faith Formation Web Presence
With the Executive Director and utilizing access to the current NCCL website, maintain a web/social media presence and develop future web/social media activities. Monitor the AFF forum and resources and ensure that events and activities of the AFF committee are regularly updated. (E2.2)

Evangelization Resources

  • Provide effective practices to foster evangelization of parents.
  • Provide evangelization workshops at the NCCL annual conference and other communication platforms.
  • Provide resources and opportunities to “reawaken the faith.” (E2.1)

Always pursuing our Ends Policies, the NCCL Board of Directors exercises its stewardship role within the organization by guiding the Executive Director to work with Committee Chairs as well, in addition to other key leaders, in advancing efforts focused in several important areas.


Loyola Press Effective Catechetical Leader Contract
Historical Catechesis Project Researched For Sadlier Webinar Series
Echoes of Faith Work Groups Formed With RCL Benziger
Catechetical Leader Magazine Survey Drafted
Annual Conference Committee Planning
Collaboration with Corporate Members regarding Annual Conference
Launch Online Registration for Annual Conference
Evangelization resources researched and surveys created
Emeritus Member Rate Explored
Regional Target For Membership Planning – RFP For Annual Conference To Include Introduction of NCCL Prior To Conference
Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization Articles Provided For Catechetical Leader Magazine
Editorial Articles Provided to USCCB and CATECHIST Magazine
Leadership Institute Partnership With USCCB
PAC Partnership With NCEA, NFCYM, and USCCB
Strong Catholic Families Parternship Launch Amoris Laetitia Webinar Series