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.
Guidelines for commissions are included in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Parish Pastoral Council Norms.
The Office for Parish Councils offers an online resource for committees: Parish Commissions & Committees Manual.
Sample Job Descriptions for Catechetical Leaders
Director of Religious Education
Coordinator of Youth Ministry - NFCYM
Director of Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Leadership
Places to List Position Openings
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Jobs Webpage
Catholic Herald - Classified Ads
Nearby Dioceses - Green Bay, Madison, Chicago
NCCL Career Center
NFCYM Youth Ministry Job Bank
Links to Other Ministry Websites
Employing Parish Catechetical Leaders: A Practical Handbook.
Developed by the Wisconsin Directors of Religious Education Federation, this print booklet addresses parish planning, job descriptions, hiring, salary & benefits, and evaluation. Available from the Office of Catechesis & Youth Ministry. Order Form.
Guidelines for Parishes
Curriculum guidelines, policies, and resources
Grade-Specific Religion Curriculum - Guidelines for 4K-8
Safe Environment Guidelines - Applicable to parish programs
Parish Libraries Page
Resources for Parish Librarians
Parish Library Roundtable
Annual event for sharing best practices and networking