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Ministry Coordination and Leadership

The Catholic Education Center will create custom courses for your specific needs, including diaconte formation and classes for wives of deacons! Contact us for details.

CAT201: The General Directory for Catechetics

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

This course reviews the General Directory for Catechesis, as well as classroom ideas for implementing the pastoral document in a parish or school setting.

Classes include: Preaching the GospelEvangelizationCatechesisNorms and CriteriaPedagogy and MethodologyThose to be CatechizedCatechesis in Special SituationsThe Ministry of CatechesisLoci and Means of CatechesisOrganizing Catechesis

MIN145: Leadership in Ministry

Instructor: Romano Kidd, M.A.

This course is designed for those who will coordinate ministry programs and/or train catechists for classroom ministry. This course will look at practical considerations, leadership models and theories to advance leadership training in your parish catechetical program.

Classes include: Leadership StylesLeading OthersMentorshipCommunicationMoral Leadership, Team Building (Community), Liturgical LeaderSocial Justice LeaderEcumenical Leader, and Jesus the Model of Leadership

MIN144: Training Catechetical Leaders

Instructor: Romano Kidd, M.A.

This course will look at practical considerations, training models and theories to advance leadership training in your parish catechetical program.

Classes include: Training AdultsRecruiting: VolunteersRecruiting: ParticipationLeading A Faith Formation ProgramTraining: Trainers/CatechistsTraining: Principles of LearningTraining: Challenges and ConcernsKeeping the Fire AliveMystagogy: Not just for RCIAThe Great Commission

MIN141 The RCIA and its Rites

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

This course presents an overview of the RCIA program and its various adaptations. It also includes practical and administrative considerations and suggestions for liturgy planning.  

Classes include: The Catechumenate of Old vs. Today, The Church's Best Kept SecretPeriod of Evangelization and PreCatechumenateThe CatechumenatePurification and EnlightenmentCelebration of the Sacraments of InitiationMystagogyExceptional Cases, Administrative Duties for the RCIA Coordinator, Selecting your RCIA Team.

MIN110: Parish Catechetical Leaders Resources

Instructor: Colette Lienhard, M.A.

This course is designed for those who over-see religious education programs and addresses policies, procedures and administration of various programs, including parish religious education, youth ministry, school catechist, sacrament preparation.

Classes Include:  Parish Program Coordinator, Employment Policies and ProceduresParish Catechist, School Principal, School Teacher, Childhood Development in Teaching the Faith, Learning Styles, Infant BaptismFirst Penance and First EucharistConfirmation