In the second part of the document the commission outlines training objectives to prepare pastoral teams and archdiocese staff in theology, practices, management and leadership skills integral to the New Evangelization.
The commission proposes that the Office of the Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization (EVNE), the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI), and the Pastoral Planning Office (PPO) form a partnership to forward training objectives.
In the model, EVNE will focus on theology training and implementing best practices in new evangelization efforts.
CLI will run leadership and management trainings and train pastoral collaboratives on creating their own pastoral plans for their collaboratives covering the theological, pastoral and practical and training needs of each collaborative.
"Those plans will have to be submitted to the archbishop early on in the process, so that we can all be somewhat on the same page," Father Soper said.
PPO will coordinate communication and active lines of support between pastoral collaboratives and the central ministries of the archdiocese.
Once the partnership between these three groups is established after the first phase, the commission recommends that the archdiocese hire four new staff members to be what is to be called the Pastoral Planning Training Team. CLI will train this group to continue the training after that.
The training will extend not just to the pastoral collaboratives and their supporting staff, but to personnel throughout the archdiocese as a shift focusing on the New Evangelization.
Training will take place in six stages geared to each level of participation in the archdiocese, from Pastoral Center staff to the pastors and the teams supporting them in the parishes. The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization will grant certificates to participants upon completion of training.
EVNE and PPO will also conduct extensive consultation in the archdiocese to discover best practices in New Evangelization. The Catholic Media Group will provide technology support for this initiative and outreach to Catholics of the archdiocese.
The proposal is available for the entire Catholic community to read on the APPC website at www.Planning2012.com/APPCproposal
"We are confident that the proposal being reviewed by the cardinal and archdiocesan councils achieves the vision set forth when this work began. It has the New Evangelization as its central thrust. Please know of Cardinal Seán's deep appreciation for the collaborative work that has resulted in a thoughtful, prayerful and attainable plan for the good of the Church," the vicar general said in his letter.
"Please join us in giving thanks to God for the work completed and His blessings for the effort ahead as we seek to build a community strong in faith and connected by Christ's love for all," he concluded.