Now, more than ever...
It’s time for you to become a TeamRCIA Member...
Learn to follow the Holy Spirit’s timeline
Engage the whole community in the initiation process
Know how to tell your dying and rising story
Understand the secret to making
Use effective learning tools for every age and catechetical level
Recognize how every seeker’s journey is unique
How do you immerse seekers into scripture, tradition, and the mystery of Christ’s presence as the Word?
How do you make the life of your entire parish the heart of catechesis for your seekers?
How do you teach seekers to participate fully in Catholic worship throughout the liturgical year?
How do you train your seekers to become evangelists from the first moment of their formation?
When you’re ready for a systematic and intensive way to become the best RCIA minister you can be, these courses will give you pretty much everything you need. If all you studied were these courses and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults text, you would be more than super-ready to lead your community’s initiation process.
Your membership includes two comprehensive “master courses” that encompass the entirety of the initiation process and five “mini-courses,” shorter courses with a more focused attention on specific aspects of the initiation process.
As a member, you get access to all these courses plus any new courses that are added.
The training sessions offered in the online courses allowed us to move along at our own pace of acceptance of the new way of thinking and of the adjustment from a “program” to a “process.” Our challenges were probably those of finding ways of making this a journey that the seeker wanted to continue on for a lifetime and not just a time frame, of being convicted enough to want to share with others what they had just experienced. TeamRCIA has given our parish guidance, team training and instruction, suggestions, updates, and meaningful examples of how to involve the community in the process and what can happen when the whole parish becomes “team.”
—Marguerite Mullins, Tonawanda, New York
Your membership gives you over 50 webinar recordings from the past 10 years. And we’ll be adding even more.
Dive deep into the basics of the RCIA process, or uncover and master the core principles of the catechumenate. Maybe you want to level-up on your catechetical skills or be able to know the deep meaning of the liturgical rites and symbols of the RCIA. Be trained right from home with presenters from today’s leading experts in catechesis, liturgy, and spirituality. Most webinars include a corresponding handout, and throughout every webinar, you’ll hear lots of questions and comments from the TeamRCIA global community.
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the webinar yesterday and was able to very quickly realize it was EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for. Continued blessings for your work!
—Rob Kubasko, Tempe, Arizona
The Video Marathon is so impressive. You guys know how to deliver the goods! Concise, clear, deep, intellectual, and understandable! Wow.
—Julie Ann Tobojka Hird, Midland, Georgia
Enjoy over 100 audio episodes little bite-sized conversations on all things RCIA. Think of it like happy hour or coffee with friends who just happen to be crazy about RCIA! Listen at your computer or on your phone while on the go. And if you hear any ice clinking in the background, that’s just Nick and Diana enjoying a beverage or two.
Use these in-depth articles to sharpen your skills and go deeper into every aspect of initiation ministry. Print them, copy them, and share them with your team. It’s your own virtual RCIA library and resource center!
Doing the RCIA is a big responsibility, and no one likes to feel unsure and isolated. In 2007, we saw how business leaders were using the Internet to share and connect, not just with their customers but also with each other. We believed parish ministers and volunteers could certainly do the same. That’s why we started TeamRCIA.
We connect parish ministers and volunteers who are passionate about Christ’s mission with the best leaders and trainers in the catechumenate, the most accessible and effective RCIA resources available, and with one another so they can be the best ministers their communities need them to be.
TeamRCIA began with a blog—a web journal—to reach out to people passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through parish initiation ministry. Today, TeamRCIA is a community of over 20,000 parish and diocesan ministers and volunteers throughout North America, Australia, and beyond who are committed to using their gifts to the best of their ability to change hearts—starting with their own—to follow the Holy Spirit more faithfully. Through online resources, in-person training institutes, and a series of books published in partnership with Liturgical Press, TeamRCIA helps parishes form disciples for Christ’s mission.
From their home in San Jose, California, Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal began TeamRCIA. Each day, they connect with thousands of parish and diocesan leaders all around the globe to help and support them in their mission to communicate this one message to seekers: Jesus Christ loves you and gave his life to save you. Christ is living at your side every day.
They both received master’s degrees from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota (but in different decades), his in liturgy, hers in theology, and taught themselves how to build websites by duct tape, a skill which neither of their degrees prepared them for. They have been married for almost 10 years.
Nick Wagner has a gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language that inspires joy, commitment, and passion for faith. With more than 35 years of experience, he has become a leading voice and trainer in Catholic liturgical and catechetical ministries. He has worked in campus, parish, and diocesan positions, as well as in religious publishing.
Diana Macalintal is passionate about the catechumenate and Catholic liturgy and music. She has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for 30 years, including 15 as a diocesan director of worship. Her numerous articles and books on liturgy, music, RCIA, and prayer can be found among most major Catholic publishers.
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I have received so many blessings from your organization—for myself and my team—that I cannot NOT support this cause and become a member of this organization. You have helped me revive my passion for this ministry and enlivened my entire team!!! Thank you for all you do for our parishes and the universal church.
—Rose Wheeler, Henderson, Kentucky
How do I know membership in TeamRCIA is for me?
We’re certain that the resources we’ve created for TeamRCIA members will help you become the best initiation minister you can be. If you’re still not sure, become a member and try it. If after 21 days you’re not convinced, just contact us for a full refund.
Do I have to know a lot about RCIA to benefit?
All of our resources are designed with the beginner in mind. We present all our material in clear, accessible language that is easy to understand and use.
I’ve been doing RCIA for years. Will membership benefit me?
Yes! We are all always learning. We dive deep into aspects of initiation ministry that even seasoned veterans sometimes don’t know about or can benefit from a refresher.
When can I get started?
Right away! As soon as you sign up, you will have full access for the length of your membership.
Do you have materials available in Spanish?
Regretfully, we do not have the ability to provide materials in Spanish. But we can direct you to some excellent people who can help.
Do you have a diocesan membership plan?
TeamRCIA membership is intended for individuals and parish groups. But if you’re a diocesan coordinator, we can work with you to provide appropriate resources for your specific needs. Just contact us.
Can I still cancel my membership after 21 days?
We always want you to be happy with your purchases from TeamRCIA. If you are not, please let us know so we can try to serve you better. If you still want to cancel, just contact us and we’d be glad to refund you the portion of your membership you have not used.