A Retreat Is a Great Way to Form Your RCIA Team

by Tina Harding

Come away by yourselves to an out of the way place and rest awhile. (Mark 6:31).

In the late summer, usually in August, I invite my team to a retreat. The retreat helps us to set our hearts on the goals of initiation and conversion. In writing this article, I hope to encourage you also to organize a team re-treat. Here are some tips I have learned over the years.

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Recruiting Team Members

by Lorraine Miller

God calls each of us by name. (Is. 43:1)

The most effective way to recruit team members is to personally invite them. This presumes you know the community well enough and the particular gifts of its members. If you do not, then it is helpful to consult with those who do. Consider the qualities that are important for an effective team. RCIA team members should be people who can keep confidences, are flexible, prayerful, enthusiastic, team players, and have a passion for our faith.

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