CCMA's The Leading Edge Webinars


May 2018

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping with Theresa Summerlin and Melissa Tidwell of Belay Solutions

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Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Join Theresa Summerlin and Melissa Tidwell to learn about the benefits of outsourcing bookkeeping services - particularly for non-profits. They will cover how outsourcing bookkeeping and administrative functions will save you time and money. Special offers will be provided. If you have ever thought about outsourcing, now is the time to learn more and get started.

April 2018

The Top Five Reasons to Attend the National Convention, CALLED 2018 with Mike St. Pierre & Katie Diller

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Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern Time
The National Convention for Catholic Campus Ministry occurs every two years and this year's event, CALLED 2018 is set to be the most impactful convention to date.  Why should you attend? What benefit will CALLED 2018 bring to your ministry?  How might it inspire you to reach and engage more students?  Join Katie Diller, Director of Campus Ministry at Michigan State University and Mike St. Pierre, Executive Director of CCMA for this lively discussion and webinar.


March 2018

Back to Basics: Saying No to Over-Programming with Lisa Greey Lytwyn

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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time
It’s so easy to say yes to every new idea and collaboration opportunity. Yet soon enough your staff and student leaders are pulling their hair out because there is too much going on. Join Lisa Greey Lytwyn, Coordinator of Campus Ministry at University of Maryland, as she shares about embracing quality over quantity. Learn about the four areas the Catholic Terps team focused on during 2017 fall outreach and how this brought growth to their ministry.

February 2018

Talking About Sexuality on Campus with Christopher West, The Cor Project

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Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time

When it comes to sexuality on college campuses, it has never been more important than now for campus ministers to walk alongside students.  Understanding and presenting the Church's teaching on issues of gender and sexuality is of vital importance.  Join international expert on the Theology of the Body, Christopher West as he talks about the God-given design that each of us has inside of us, pointing us towards heaven and enjoying the beauty of the Catholic faith.  

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December 2017

Performance Reviews for Your Staff: From Boring to Brilliant with Jamie Cappetta, University of Southern California

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. Eastern Time

Performance reviews are more of an art than a science. Jamie will explore the various ways to conduct 90-day, mid-year, 360 degree, and end-of-the-year reviews to get the most out of your staff members. In addition, he will talk about goal setting, metrics setting and team bonding to help strengthen the entire staff culture. Human Resources work is never easy and ever-changing, but when done well, can truly enhance the impact of your ministry.



November 2017

Seven Insights from the National Study on Catholic Campus Ministry with Barbara H. McCrabb, USCCB Secretariat on Catholic Education

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Join Barbara McCrabb from the USCCB's Secretariat on Catholic Education as she highlights trends and statistics from the most comprehensive study on campus ministry since 2005. Featuring data from more than 1,000 campus ministers on over 800 campuses, the National Study provides the most up-to-date perspective on campus ministry in the U.S.

September 2017
What To Do in the First 45 Days of the School Year
with Tami Schmitz, University of Notre Dame.


Date: Thursday, September 21
Time: 3 p.m. Eastern Time

The first six weeks of the academic year can be the most important time for engaging first year students in their faith as they begin their college journeys. Learn about the importance of "invitation" to new students and the variety of ways that can happen on a college campus. Ideas for "invitational activities" that range from campus-wide events such as, "Feed Your Faith", which attracts nearly 1,500 students, to our first year multi-cultural retreats to our Compass faith sharing groups, which are led by peer leaders will be shared. Challenges to engaging students in their faith and understanding campus culture will also be discussed.

Keys to a Robust Senior Gift Program with Dan Moraczewski and Andrew Robison of Petrus Development, LLC.


Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time

While it takes no money to share your testimony with a student, a sound financial footing is essential in order to expand your ministry.  That's why a major gift program is so vital to campus ministry.  Petrus Development has been helping campus ministry programs expand their ministry by amplifying their fundraising program.

Are you looking to implement a senior gift program on your campus, or do you just need help with development? Don't miss this webinar! Join Dan Moraczewski and Andrew Robison from Petrus Development as they describe a development plan you can use on your campus, whether or not you have a development program, and no matter your ministry type and level of development experience.

June 14: "Keep Them Coming Back" with Peter DeMarais, Associate Mission Center Director, and Colleen Handsall, Women's Recruiting, at Saint Paul's Outreach.

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Time

You've just reached out to students who haven't been attending any campus ministry events. What do you do now? Join Peter and Colleen for this informational webinar that will include how-to's and best practices to keep students engaged and returning to campus ministry.

May 17: "The Holy Spirit Doesn't Stop: Reaching Students Who Do Not Come to Ministry Events"
with Joshua Dart, Campus Consultant at The Evangelical Catholic.

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. Eastern Time

You have been called to labor with Jesus as a campus minister. But how can your campus ministry reach every student with the life-changing love of Jesus? Join Joshua Dart for this encouraging presentation to create a practical game plan to reach students of from a variety of backgrounds. 

April 25: "Evaluating Success: Preparing Your Ministry for Summer and Beyond"
with Grant Rice, Senior Consultant at CHE Trinity Health.

Through the uses of data, Grant will help participants determine whether to start or stop ministry programs, how to set goals for the next year, and the best use of the Summer months.


March 28: "Fundraising and the Easter Season" with Tara Doyon, Director of Development at St. Paul Catholic Center at the University of Indiana.

Join Tara as we discuss ways to facilitate segmented giving in the Easter season. Many programs successfully connect Easter with philanthropy and Tara will teach you how to take your giving program to the next level.


January 31: "Worship in Spirit and Truth: How Campus Liturgies Can Engage the Busy College Student" w/David Trotter, Director of Mission & Ministry at Benedictine College.

David will discuss principles that can help foster deeper engagement through various liturgies (Mass, Rosaries, Adoration, & Liturgy of the Hours) on campus. College students today are easily distracted by technology and entertainment. Oftentimes campus ministries struggle to balance between the simple/solemn and the interactive/action-based to convey the mysteries of the Catholic faith. The “Worship in Spirit and Truth” webinar will help campus ministries refine their approach to liturgies to help prepare the next generation of Catholics.

February 22: "Google Tools for Campus Ministers" w/Matthew Alpaugh, Director of Technology, Archdiocese of New York

Matthew will share his story as a millennial on campus and how he's translated his skills into helping the Archdiocese of New York leverage Google tools for maximum collaboration and greater communication.  From Gmail to Google Drive to Sheets and Forms, Matthew will walk attendees through the smartest ways to use the Google suite of apps.