Catechesis & Faith Formation, Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph, MO
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.
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.
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.
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