Making Disciples Institute
Archdiocese of San Antonio | September 15-16, 2023
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, San Antonio, TX
Catechumenate team training to gain confidence, engage seekers, and increase joy for making disciples
About Making Disciples Institute
The TeamRCIA Making Disciples Institute is a comprehensive overview of the entire catechumenate process, focusing on each period. You’ll explore how evangelization is the ongoing work of all the baptized and how the entire parish becomes the training ground for catechesis. If you’re new to catechumenate ministry, you’ll receive a thorough introduction to the process. And if you’ve been doing this ministry a while, you might be surprised at the new and deeper insights you will discover.
Know why participating in this institute matters.
See the 1.5-day schedule of interactive learning.
Meet your experienced guides who walk the talk.
Get location, lodging, and registration details.
“TeamRCIA has been such a huge help over the years. Know that your wonderful training efforts and excellent catechumeante sessions have been extraordinarily helpful to our parish catechumenate team.”
—Kathy Dancey, Saint Francis of Assisi, Columbus, Ohio
How Making Disciples works
Learning to be a disciple takes practice. So does learning to accompany seekers on their journey of faith. At the Making Disciples Institute, you will gain the skills you need by practicing interactive learning through engaging presentations, discussions, exercises, and prayer.
Your learning begins long before you arrive because you will receive pre-institute resources to help you prepare and make the best use of your time at the institute. The 1.5-day in person formation then builds on the wisdom you bring and on what you have already learned and experienced yourself. And you won’t be alone when the event is over. Through additional post-institute resources and ongoing support from TeamRCIA, you will have a community accompanying throughout your ministry.
Meet the Team for Making Disciples
Diana Macalintal is the codirector and cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry. She is an author and speaker on liturgy, music, prayer, RCIA, and intercultural ministry. She holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and has served in campus, parish, and diocesan ministries for almost 30 years. Her latest books include The Work of Your Hands, a collection of prayers; Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing, a parish resource for marriage preparation which she wrote with her husband, Nick Wagner; Living Liturgy, a Sunday by Sunday liturgical year resource; and Your Parish Is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community, all published by Liturgical Press.
Nick Wagner is the codirector and cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a free online resource for catechumenate ministry, and is a leading voice and trainer in Catholic liturgical and catechetical ministries. With more than 40 years of experience in ministry and in Catholic publishing, Nick uses his gift for translating theological principles into simple and clear language to inspire joy, commitment, and passion for faith in parish teams. Nick holds a master’s degree from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and is the author of many publications, including Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples; the award-winning book The Way of Faith: A Field Guide for the RCIA Process; and Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation.
“This is an awesome new direction that will open the door to a greater and deeper spirituality in our catechumenate process.”
—Marth Nolen, Holy Spirit, El Paso, Texas
All the details for Making Disciples
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8134 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Participants are responsible for their own lodging.
Registration is $20 per person!
Please note that registration will close on September 10, 2023.
Your local hosts
Director of Family Evangelization and Faith Formation
Coordinator for Events & Liturgies
Department for Pastoral Ministries
We are really looking forward to welcoming you to San Antonio. Please email us if you have any questions!
— Barry and Carmen