NALM is dedicated to providing vision, voice, leadership, and advocacy for lay ministers and for the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church, through fostering and supporting the spiritual and theological formation, training, and ongoing development of career and volunteer lay ministers.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction, and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing, and teaching mission of the Church.
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL)
NCCL is dedicated to promoting the ministries of catechesis, evangelization, religious education, and faith formation within the Church's teaching mission, and to enhance the ministerial effectiveness of NCCL members in their service of leadership to the Catholic Church through the interchange of ideas and mutual support.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) supports and strengthens those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.