CCMA's The Leading Edge Webinars


June 2019

How Many Students Did We Actually Reach This Year? A 3-step Method for Measuring Your Ministry.

Date: June 5, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

Reaching and engaging students has been a theme of CCMA all year long. How to reach them and accompany their spiritual growth- both are art and science. As the year comes to an end, it's time to discuss a practical way of measuring your ministry's success. Join Mark Knox, Director of Campus Ministry at St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M as he shares the three-step method for evaluating his ministry.

Cost: $10.00 for Non-CCMA Members; $0.00 for CCMA Members
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Archived Webinars

May 2019

People Not Problems: Accompaniment and Sexuality


Date: May 15, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

As culture's ship of sexual identity sails for open waters, ministers face pressing pastoral questions. What is a Catholic to make of the changing attitudes towards gender, sex, and relationships? How do we live in the tension of truth and love, of accompaniment on the way and our heavenly destination? Eden Invitation is a movement for young adult disciples with same sex-desires. Join us as Eden Invitation president and co-founder Anna Carter shares more about their mission and methodology, and answers your questions about how these concepts relate to campus life.

April 2019


How to Build a Vocation Mindset Among Students

Date: April 10, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

"Vocation awareness", as a term, used to be isolated to religious and priestly vocations. Now, research indicates that healthy vocations of all kinds are born within the context of community and intentional discernment. Healthy married, single, religious and ordained vocations begin with the awareness that all are called to holiness. Join Mark Laboe, Director of Mission and Ministry at DePaul University for this webinar designed to help you build a culture of vocation on your campus.

March 2019


The End of Communication: Hooking Up and the Loss of Communion Among Young Adults

Date: March 13, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

In this webinar, we will explore the root of the hookup culture: a fear of authentic communion among young adults on college campuses. We'll first look at some of the underlying causes of the hookup culture. Surprisingly, it's not as much about sex as a desire to avoid real intimacy. We'll then show how understanding marriage as grounded in friendship can serve as an antidote to the hookup culture. Participants will learn from sociological and cultural analysis, the theology of marriage, and the vocation to accompany young adults in learning the lost art of communion. Dr. Timothy O’Malley is the Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of, Off the Hook, God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World.


February 2019

You’re Invited: The Importance of Making an Annual Retreat

Date: February 13, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

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You and your team spend so much time preparing students for retreat. What about you? Have you made a personal retreat in the last 12 months? What's holding you back? Join Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, O.P., Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry at Purdue University and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish along with Dee Bernhardt, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for a discussion guaranteed to propel you towards your next retreat. It's time to get serious about your spiritual well-being and an annual retreat is a cornerstone of renewal.


January 2019

Finding Your Next Job in Ministry: A Four-Step Approach That Actually Works

Date: January 10, 2019 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

Finding a great job in campus ministry is never easy. You want to be a part of a dynamic team. You want to take a step up in terms of your career. You need to pay the bills. Where can you look in order to find quality jobs? What should you be doing today in order to be prepared for tomorrow? Join Crystal Sullivan, Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Dayton for this in-depth look at what hiring agents are looking for and how you can stand out from the crowd.

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December 2018

Setting Up for Success with Your Annual Report: This One Document Can Help Transform Your Ministry and Why Starting Now Will Save Your Sanity in the Spring

Date: December 13, 2018 | Time: 3pm ET

The ministry of fundraising has never been more important. From cultivating donors, stewarding their trust and then expressing gratitude, fundraising is an art.  It is also a marathon, not a sprint. The annual report is one of the most critical components that allows you to create transparency and steward your donors. Join JoAnn Shull, Director of Development for the St. Thomas More Newman Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia as she discusses how to prepare for and create your annual report. This will include what you need to start gathering now so that you are ready to create your report next summer. Whether you have never created an annual report or have had one for years, you will come away with practical tips and tools to enhance your ministry and bring your donors further into your mission. 

November 2018

Ignatian Spirituality for Busy Campus Ministers

Date: November 28, 2018 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

The Ignatian Tradition is rich with spiritual practices. From the daily examen to the spiritual exercises and so many others, the Jesuits have pioneered practical ways to help busy people grow closer to Christ. Which of these practices might apply to campus ministers? Tom Sheibley, Director of Campus Ministry at St. Joseph's University will share examples from his campus and ministry with young adults. 

October 2018


The Five Best Things I Do Each Fall: From Outreach to University Relations

Date: October 24, 2018 | Time: 3 p.m. ET

Just because the Fall is jammed with activities doesn't mean that you have to lose your focus. Join Maggie Riggins, Director of Campus Ministry at DeSales University for a detailed conversation about the five most important actions she takes each Fall. From outreach to students to key relationships with members of the faculty, Maggie will share more than 20 years of experience and apply her insights to your campus.

September 2018

The Five Habits of Prayerful Campus Ministers with Allen Wright and Michael St. Pierre

Date: September 26
Time: 3 p.m. ET

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.