The curriculum for the entire Kino Leadership Conference for Parish Leaders is a twenty-session curriculum, divided over two years. Specialization tracks in each year are offered in the areas of children’s catechesis, youth evangelization, RCIA/Adult Faith Formation, Pastoral Care, and Marriage.

General Sessions (January 14, 2012)

The Holy Spirit/Converter of Hearts

This talk will:

  1. Emphasize the work of the Holy Spirit in all service done in the Body of Christ, as described in Evangeli Nuntandi #75.
  2. Help the participants understand that the source for all service comes from Christ Himself.
  3. Impart ways to keep our focus on the Spirit in the midst of the demands of parish work.

Recruiting, Training, and Developing Teams

This talk will:

  1. Recognize the vital role of teams in parish apostolates.
  2. Describe the essential qualities of a team member, as well as ways to recruit and discern the calling of potential team members.
  3. Discuss practical and effective strategies to train and develop teams.

Working with Bishops, Pastors, Staff and Parents

This talk will:

  1. Give an overview of those responsible for ministry in a parish setting.
  2. Articulate the role of the parish leader in light of those responsible for the program.
  3. Stress the need to work as a team with them, not as ‘Lone Rangers’ or ‘Saviors’ in the program.

John Paul II and the New Evangelization

This talk will:

  1. Highlight the missionary thrust of the New Evangelization, especially in John Paul II’s Novo Millenio Ineunte.
  2. Explain the key characteristics of the New Evangelization
  3. Will summarize John Paul II’s unique contributions to the work of evangelization.

The Process of Conversion

This talk will:

  1. Look at the different stages of conversion as given to us in the General Directory for Catechesis and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
  2. Apply the stages of conversion to parish apostolates.
  3. Examine how to pass on the teaching of the Church to individuals, no matter where they are at in their faith life.

General Sessions  (2013)

1. The Church’s Mission/Ecclesia in America

2. Personal Holiness

3. Salvation History

4. An introduction to Scripture and the Catechism/Divine Revelation

5. Cultural Influences