In many ways this move is a return to the original mission of the magazine when it was founded almost forty years ago as a supplementary resource for volunteer catechists and Directors of Religious Education (DREs) in parish CCD programs which is what the parish schools of religion were called at that time. Returning to the original mission of the magazine is recognition that there are hundreds of thousands of volunteer catechists each year who need more inspiration and support in their catechetical ministries.
This shift is also consistent with Bayard’s global evangelization mission to provide Catholics with support and inspiration in their personal and parish lives. Always consistent with the Catechism, faith-building activities, how-to articles, spiritual inspiration, web resources and teaching tips will form the core of the newly enhanced content. RTJ's Creative Catechist will provide everything that DREs, catechists and teachers need to create fun, exciting, and successful classroom experiences.
More information: http://www.rtjscreativecatechist.com/