About The Religion Teacher

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The Religion Teacher provides practical resources and teaching strategies to help religious educators transform the lives of the young people they teach.

The Religion Teacher’s Mission: As Christ’s witnesses, we make disciples everywhere. (Acts 1:8, Mt 28:19)

The Religion Teacher’s Vision: A Church of Spirit-filled disciples who can’t keep their faith to themselves.

Read more about The Religion Teacher’s Mission, Vision, and Strategy.

Together we are introducing our students to Christ, helping them develop a personal relationship with him, encouraging them to seek understanding of our faith, and giving them the tools to welcome Christ into their daily lives both today and for the rest of their lives.

As religion teachers or catechists, we need practical resources and teaching strategies to help us meet our students’ greatest needs. They need our help. They need us to be the best teachers and catechists we can be.

Whether you are a veteran teacher or have no educational background at all, you will find the practical resources, activities, lesson plans, prayers, and teaching strategies at The Religion Teacher to be great supplements to your catechetical work.

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20

About Jared Dees

Jared Dees, The Religion Teacher

Jared Dees is the creator of  The Religion Teacher, which provides practical resources and effective teaching strategies to religious educators. A respected graduate of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the University of Notre Dame, he holds master’s degrees in education and theology, both from Notre Dame.

He has taught in Catholic schools and parish religious education programs, and his articles have appeared in MomentumToday’s ParishRTJ’s Creative CatechistCATECHISTCatechetical Leader, and on numerous websites.

Jared is the digital marketing manager at Ave Maria Press.

He lives near South Bend, Indiana, with his wife and four children.

Jared is the author of the book 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, and Praying the Angelus

You can follow Jared on twitter or join his network on LinkedIn.

*The content expressed at The Religion Teacher is the responsibility of Jared Dees and does not necessarily represent the views of Ave Maria Press, the Alliance for Catholic Education, the University of Notre Dame, or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church.

Jared is the author of the free eBook, The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning. You can get a free copy by signing up for The Religion Teacher email newsletter.