Christ Awaits

What is Christ Awaits

The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, in partnership with RCL Benziger, is proud to announce Christ Awaits
Christ Awaits is a 3-month process that accompanies ministry leaders as they prepare for ongoing change. This event will feature a participant retreat, live presentations, pre-recorded workshops, opportunities for networking, a written resource on managing ongoing change, and facilitated cohort discussions with other participants from across the nation.

Full Access - $175- $2,500 Retreat and Resource Package - $20
This package allows you to register a team of 2, 6, 12, or 50. You will receive access to the participant retreat, a recording of the retreat, all workshops, live presentations, a written resource, and facilitated cohort gatherings. This package gives you access to the participant retreat on January 14th, a recording of the retreat for later viewing, the written resource, and the February 16th cohort gathering. 

Download the UPDATED ScheduleChrist_Awaits_Flyer.01.png

View the schedule of events and download a PDF version by clicking on the image of the flyer. 

Our event begins on December 29th when the first workshop will become available. Cohorts gather bi-weekly beginning January 5th. A participant retreat will be offered on January 14th with programming continuing through February 16th. 

*Pre-recorded content will first become available on the day it is released. Live content will be archived to our site for later viewing. 


SheppVikki.pngDecember 29, 2020 &  January 5, 2021

A Vision for Change with Vikki Shepp 

Topics include:

  • effective discernment
  • creating a vision
  • shifting an organizational culture
  • maintaining group buy-in

Workshop Released: December 29, 2020 
Live Presentation: January 5, 2021  



GarrettSrJosephine.jpgJanuary 12, 2021 & January 19, 2021

Collaboration and Stewardship with Sr. Josephine Garrett 

Topics include

  • rethinking how to use resources effectively
  • assessing existing resources and assets
  • working collaboratively to advance the mission

Workshop Released: January 12, 2021 
Live Presentation: January 19, 2021



HoganDrTim.jpgJanuary 14, 2021

Participant Retreat with Dr. Tim Hogan 

This day-long experience consists of:  
•    An opportunity for prayer and reflection 
•    A morning and afternoon session facilitated by Dr. Tim Hogan 
•    Two live networking opportunities 






WellDavid.jpgJanuary 26, 2021 & February 2, 2021

Living Into Mission 
with David Wells 

Topics include: 

  • effective discernment
  • creating a mission
  • accompanying others
  • moving a community into the mission

Workshop Released: January 26, 2021 
Live Presentation: February 2, 2021


McEnteeAmy.jpgFebruary 9, 2021 & February 16, 2021

Tools for Engagement 
with Amy McEntee 

Topics include: 

  • using resources effectively
  • matching existing resources to community needs
  • engaging the community through new methods 

Workshop Released: February 9, 2021 
Live Presentation: February 16, 2021  (Live Presentation will feature Dr. Tim Hogan)




Christ Awaits is brought to you by NCCL and RCL Benziger.

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