why lector coaching?
#1 – Lay lector reading is a recent privilege
In the past, only ordained clergy could read Scripture at Mass. Now that lay persons can, it’s not a duty to be taken lightly!
#2 – It’s your chance to rouse the faith of the assembly
This is the ministry that many say most directly affects worshipers at Mass. Don’t you want to inspire them to discipleship?
#3 – You’ll improve your public speaking skills
Effective oral communication is crucial in today’s world. Wouldn’t it be wise to invest in a skill you’ll use every day?
We offer a variety of programs -- We'll teach your lectors "The 5 Things to Remember to Become a Powerful Proclaimer" in a one-day session, or build your lector ministry in our intensive, multi-week program. We're also able to assist your presiders and deacons to make sure they're communicating the Word as powerfully as possible. Plus, we have insights on how your parish can reach out to the community and continue to grow! Select which of the programs on the right are the ones for you!
A one-day workshop on "The 5 Things to Remember" method of proclaiming
A 4-week series to build a vibrant, sustainable Lector Ministry in your parish
How to craft memorable homilies and deliver the Gospel effectively
Customized communication strategies to help your faith community grow and thrive
Here's what people are saying about Your Lector Coach:
“Steve brings a combination of faith, spirituality, professionalism and humor to coaching sessions. He always emphasizes the positive, and through his leadership we have worked together to improve everyone’s proclamation of the Word.”
“Lector coaching has given me tools to communicate better, proclaim Scripture with confidence, engage with parishioners, interpret and deliver the Word for others to gain meaning, and most of all, it has helped me to find my voice.”
“I understand now that proclaiming is not merely reading words on the page, but understanding those words. I have gained so much from coaching sessions; I believe the opportunity to meet with my fellow lectors and give and receive feedback has not only benefited each one of us, but the congregation as well.”
“I have developed vastly increased confidence and learned helpful techniques in the art of public speaking, due to lector training.”
“The primary benefit for me has been learning how to proclaim God’s Word in a truly meaningful way. In learning how to do this, I have, as a side benefit, read and learned a lot more about Scripture.”
Cambria Tortorelli, Parish Life Director, Holy Family Church
“Steve helped create a structure which ensures ongoing coaching and development of the volunteers in this critical ministry. He uses his professional presentation skills to hone the proclamation abilities of our lectors. Steve is patient, encouraging, motivational, and utterly dependable. Holy Family has been very blessed!”