Eastern Region Faith Formation Leaders' Meeting
Friday, October 19, 2018
9:30AM – 11:30AM
We come to share our story - Part II
Accompanying Your Catechists
This month’s professional development for all leaders explores ways to accompany & mentor catechists. As leaders, the role to accompany catechists includes paying attention to the needs of catechists, both spiritual and formational needs. It is a means of mentoring, motivating and modeling effective catechesis. As we explore this, the presentation will draw from materials taken from “The Effective Catechetical Leader: Cultivating Your Catechists” and “A Workbook for Parish Catechetical Leaders on the Supervision of Catechists.” We will also look at some websites/handbooks parishes leaders have created for catechists, giving some ideas of what works...and what might not work! Small group activity will help you explore ideas that you may want to build from as you accompany your catechists.
Thursday Oct 18 (6:30-8:30 PM) lite buffet begins at 6pm and goes throughout meeting.
Friday Oct 19 (9:30 - 11:30 AM) Coffee & snacks.
Pre-Reading Material is optional:
Expressing Thanks to Catechists.pdf - Google Drive (very short resource to complete)
Leading DRE- How to Inspire Catechist Formation - CATECHIST Magazine.pdf - Google Drive
Ten ways to maintain enthusiasm-1.pdf - Google Drive