One of the most powerful lines in the General Directory for Catechesis can be found in paragraph 234: “the quality of any form of pastoral activity is placed at risk if it does not rely on truly competent and trained personnel.” Unfortunately, because of inadequate funding and lack of human resources at the diocesan level, catechetical leaders too often go without the training and formation that they need and deserve.
To remedy this situation, Loyola Press has teamed with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership to produce The Effective Catechetical Leader series: a set of six books (also available in Spanish) written by some of the top catechetical leaders in the country and which provide the practical skills, strategies, and approaches that ensure effective catechetical leadership. I had the privilege of not only writing one of the six books, but also serving as the General Editor for the entire series.
Here is a brief video overview of The Effective Catechetical Leader series as I presented it to diocesan catechetical leaders at a recent NCCL conference:
What is the cost of this entire program?