We have a growing inventory of resources for lay ecclesial ministers as well as materials which document the changes in the U.S. Catholic Church which have fostered the growth of lay ministry. We also have inspiration ministry story videos and more. Some of these resources are for purchase, for which our members receive discounts. Some resources are member only access. To view these, visit our members site and login and view the "Members Only" tab.


NALM has provided lay ecclesial ministers and those responsible for guiding their development a range of solid, approved Catholic theological and pastoral publications over many years.


Read the latest news from NALM from our monthly general newsletter on lay ministry and also our unique newsletter geared especially for the needs of lay ministry students.

Co-Workers in the Vineyard

Co-Workers in the VineyardAs part of the effort to promote this valuable document from the U.S. Bishops NALM has gathered resources based on the document for sharing with its members, along with videos of active lay ministers sharing their ministry stories.

Ave Maria Press Webinar Videos


Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development workshops for parish ministers! Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question and answer sessions or watch the free videos at your convenience. 


Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership

Emerging Models
National Catholic ministerial organizations worked throughout the first decade of the 21st century to collaborate in supporting excellence in pastoral ministry through the study of the emerging models of pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church, and applying these models to parish life.