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Adult Faith Formation


Resources for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

Professional Organizations and Support

Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers
National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL)
An independent national organization exclusively dedicated to serving the church’s catechetical mission in the United States
National Association of Lay Ministers (NALM)
Dedicated to providing vision, voice, leadership, and advocacy for lay ministers and for the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
NFCYM supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ

Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series used in the Diocese of Grand Rapids

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

Supporting catechists, parents, and others in the Church and beyond, as they grow in their understanding of the religious potential of children