NEW! Becoming a Trauma Informed Parish(NCCL) We have been called to accompany others. What might trauma informed accompaniment look like? What role can we play in helping people navigate back from the impact of trauma? Suppose we intentionally developed a trauma informed parish? This session offers a basic understanding of trauma and its impact on us, principles and practices which help restore, three characteristics of a trauma aware parish, and a free new parish-based resource. Presentation by Mike Carotta and Scott Hurd
ONGOING Training for Leadership Committed to Lifelong Faith Formation (Vibrant Faith) It’s time for every church to commit to adult faith formation. The transmission of faith to the next generation lies not in our work with children and youth, but rather with adults. We talk a good game for lifelong faith formation, but our actions remain primarily focused on children and youth. It’s time to flip the paradigm.
National and diocesan conferences, and university workshop series offer catechetical leaders many opportunities for growth in faith, spirituality, teaching and leadership skills. We can't always attend all the workshops we'd like to, but in today's world of modern technology, we can often still benefit from the conference presentations. Below are some sites which share their conference presentations. Not all are on family faith, but often lifelong family faith is discussed in the context of the presentation.