follow-through supervisors with regard to each of these
EDUCATION PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
One way to explain coordinating religious
education program enrollment is to picture how you
want everything to be, then list the steps to be taken to
bring that picture to actuality.
You are important to a person who is enrolling in
religious education because that person is taking an
important step. He or she has a need and a desire to be
ministered to. The purpose in enrolling a person reaches
far beyond the need for information. It is the
opportunity to develop a relationship, a tie, with that
person. Contributing to the enrollment process for each
faith group must be a high priority for every RP.
One concept of enrollment calls for actively seeking
out people anywhere or anytime to enroll them. If they
agree, the chaplain or faith group leader places them on
the roll. This concept encourages people to enroll even
before they attend.
You should make every effort to encourage
enrollment, even when the circumstances may tempt
your RMF to limit the number of people enrolled. Not
having enough teaching units, enough workers, or
enough space should not lead you to control your
enrollment. Instead, these circumstances should
challenge you to begin new classes, discover and enlist
more workers, and provide more space.
Once the people are enrolled, you must keep records
of the enrollees. You can also use this opportunity to
promote your CRPs religious education programs.
Display attendance boards prominently. Call attention
to the enrollment figures.
Maintaining Enrollment and Attendance
You can use an enrollment card such as the one
shown in figure 3-3 to keep a permanent file of the
Figure 3-3.Enrollment card.