“There are different gifts, but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord.” 1 Cor. 12:4
The Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry presents this handbook to the women and men in the Diocese of San Diego who have so generously answered the call to serve as leaders in the ministries of evangelization and catechesis. In our diocese, we have been blessed with a virtual “ministry explosion” as increasing numbers of persons accept the call to lead and serve in lay ecclesial ministry as Directors of Catechetical Ministry and Coordinators of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Evangelization, Adult Faith Formation, Small Church Communities, Youth Ministry, Preschool, Special Religious Education, Infant Baptism, Sacraments, Children’s Initiation, etc. It is our hope that this handbook will be a useful tool and resource to these leaders as they carry out their respective ministries.