Christian Formation Committees
In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the pastoral council of each parish is to have a Formation Commission or Committee to provide guidance and support for the formational mission of the parish. This is a standing committee of the pastoral council that collaborates with the pastor and staff on programs of evangelization and catechesis. The members help develop and promote opportunities for lifelong faith formation aimed at personal conversion and growth in faith.
The commission may have another name, such as Christian Formation Committee, Religious Education Commission or Lifelong Faith Formation Committee.
Resources from Office for Parish Councils:
Parish Commissions & Committees Manual
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Parish Pastoral Council Norms
Hiring a Catechetical Leader
Process for Hiring for a DRE or DYM Position
Sample Interview Questions
Guidelines for Recruitment, Interviewing, Selection
Sample Job Description for Catechetical Leaders
Director/Coordinator of Religious Education/Faith Formation/Youth Ministry
Places to List Position Openings
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Jobs Webpage
Catholic Herald - Classified Ads
Nearby Dioceses - Green Bay, Madison, Chicago
In Word & Witness Career Center (formerly NCCL)
NFCYM Youth Ministry Job Listing
NALM Career Center
Links to Other Ministry Websites
Components of Employee Handbook
Personnel Guidelines and Resource Guide
Employing Parish Catechetical Leaders: A Practical Handbook.
Developed by the Wisconsin Directors of Religious Education Federation, this booklet addresses parish planning, job descriptions, hiring, salary & benefits, and evaluation. Email the Office of Catechesis to request a Handbook.
Guidelines for Parishes
Curriculum guidelines, policies, and resources
Grade-Specific Religion Curriculum
Guidelines for 4K-8
Safe Environment Guidelines
Applicable to parish programs
Policy Manual and Frequently Used Forms
Archdiocesan Parish and School Policy Manual