Ongoing Formation and Support for Ministry and Christian Life
Catechesis & Faith Formation, Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph, MO
Online Catechetical Training Focused on Mentoring
Parish ministry leaders often function as trainers and mentors to their volunteers. This training program respects these existing relationships and helps ministry leaders support and build up volunteers.
Our goal is to support parish leaders in their existing mentoring roles. Utilizing the CI - Online Learning Platform with built-in one-on-one mentoring functionality, we enable leaders to form teams in effective ministry skills and mentor them toward positions of increased parish leadership.
Accompaniment as an essential value.
The CI-Online Learning Platform has mentoring capability built in. The participant gets feedback and leader sees their progress. Accompaniment and accountability ensure completion.
It also allows us to mentor and accompany ministry leaders . This way, support is available in every aspect of ministry.
Formation needs aren't static. They change and grow. Ongoing formation is a small commitment of continuing education that lasts as long as a person is active in ministry.
For volunteer ministry we recommend two workshops per year. School teachers engage with this program during their Spring semester.
Traditional certifications teach a select few skills to everyone. However, does each person gain the right skills they need at that particular time?
With ongoing formation and a mentor's help, participants discern where they need help and choose appropriate workshops. This process respects the individual's needs instead of merely satisfying the demands of a program.
Your Plan for Getting Started
Guides include suggestions for best workshops to start.
Getting Started Guides
This guide walks parish pastors through set up with accounts, how to oversee back end operations, appointing administrators, and making decisions for organizing training groups. READ THE GUIDE
This guide helps parish Directors of Religious Education (DRE) and other parish catechetcial leaders get started using Equipped Online Formation. READ THE GUIDE
This guide helps Catholic School principals and teachers get started using Equipped Online Formation. READ THE GUIDE
Equipped is primarily a ministry training platform, but many workshops are also great for the average parishioner wishing to increase their knowledge of the Faith. READ THE GUIDE
Why Use Equipped Online Training?
Equipped Workshops are FREE!
Equipped and the Catechetical Institute are FREE to use for all parishes in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph due to generous financial support provided by the Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus.
This funding was made possible by the annual, statewide, Religious Information Bureau (R.I.B) collection. Get information about the Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus, or become a member today.