I have a new “weapon” in the ongoing battle to recruit new catechists! Click on this picture:
Recruiting catechists is one of the most difficult challenges that catechetical leaders face! We catechists know that the invitation to become a catechist, while flattering, can also be intimidating. We’re not sure if we are qualified or capable of forming others in the faith. As a result, we often come into this ministry with a pinch of reluctance.
Once we have established ourselves as catechists, however, we develop a confidence that we can now use to encourage others to join us in this ministry. With that in mind, I put together this short video clip with the help of my son, Mike (the videographer) that I hope will encourage people to accept the invitation to serve as a catechist.
After you view it, let me know what you think. If you are considering the call to serve as a catechist, I hope it gives you something to think and pray about. If someone you know is considering the call to serve as a catechist, pass the link along to them. If you are a catechetical leader or you know of a catechetical leader who is recruiting catechists, tell them about this brief video so that they encourage their prospective catechists to view it.
The best recruitment message is the testimony of a current catechist who enjoys this ministry! If that’s you, send in your comments!!!