As the new catechetical year approaches, catechists are focusing their attention on how to best engage their students in faith formation. In the United States alone, roughly 150,000 catechists are new to the job each year! With that in mind, I will once again be hosting a series of free Webinars through Loyola Press called “Getting Started as a Catechist.”
This year, I’m offering a new twist: I will be hosting four webinars in the series, each focused on teaching a different age group. The following is the breakdown of the sessions and dates, which all air from 7 pm to 8 pm CST (find out what time this is for you).
- August 17 (teaching primary age children: grades 1–3)
- August 24 (teaching intermediate age children: grades 4–6)
- August 30 (teaching junior high and high school)
- September 6 (teaching adult faith formation)
In these webinars, we will look at the basic skills of being a catechist, how to plan effective lessons, ways to lead compelling prayer, tips on how to organize a variety of activities, and how to maintain order and discipline in the learning environment, in addition to other topics, all tailored to the specific age group you are preparing to teach.
These webinars are free and give catechists, and those interested in becoming catechists, the opportunity to learn more about this wonderful vocation from the comfort of your own computer.
To register, click here, or on one of the dates above. You need only register for the one webinar that addresses the age group you’ll be teaching. If you cannot participate live, recordings of the webinars will be available here on my blog within a week or so of the live event.
If you have any questions about these webinars, please contact Carrie Freyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.