Membership Services, Benefits & Fees

Membership Services, Benefits & Fees

Membership Benefits & Fees

The National Religious Vocation Conference is the only organization that directly serves the professional needs of religious vocation directors in the U.S.

Benefits of membership:
Essential for all religious institutes

  • Publications: an annual subscription to the highly respected HORIZON quarterly journal, the only English-language professional vocation journal in the Church; Focus on Vocation Ministry, an online monthly newsletter; Catalyst Blog, a mid-month members only update, and other updates.
  • Special rates on NRVC programs, publications, and resources for professional growth, continuing education and formation in vocation ministry. Non-member rates are 50% higher than member rates.
  • Members-only website access. Member login allows access to the complete Vocation Director’s manual, HORIZON archives, sample forms, member area map, member directory, and many other essential resources.  
  • Grant eligibility for the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV.org) to help defray the costs of accepting a candidate with educational debt , and for the NRVC Misericordia Scholarship Fund for financial assistance with registration, workshop, and Convocation fees.
  • Professional support network regionally, nationally, and internationally committed to vocation ministry including access to any Member Area meetings and Minutes, inclusion in the online member directory, and other networking opportunities.
  • Publicity for your religious institute highlighted on the NRVC website, and on the NRVC Facebook page on your congregational feast day.
  • VISION Vocation Network, the most comprehensive vocation discernment guide in print and online, including VISION Vocation Guide, VocationNetwork.org and VocationMatch.com. Advertisers are recognized in the print and online versions of VISION Vocation Guide.
  • Consultation about vocation ministry available by calling or emailing the NRVC office staff for help, suggestions, and support.(On-site consultations and presentations for religious institutes available for an additional rate.)
  • Advocacy for vocations to religious life with the USCCB, the religious leadership conferences, the Catholic press and media, other national and international Catholic organizations, and vocation conferences.
  • Engaged participation in NRVC as a voting member with eligibility for National Board and Member Area leadership.

Your spiritual, professional and personal growth is essential as you promote vocations to religious life, accompany discerners and assess candidates for admission. Belonging to our national organization is one way to stay connected, enhance education, prevent burnout, and to share best practices in vocation ministry. 

 

NRVC membership fees

Professional membership is open to vocation ministers appointed by their religious community, diocese, or organization, and others interested and/or involved in vocation ministry.

Five Member License

Five (5) people per government unit of a religious institute/organization with full membership receiving all NRVC benefits. (A government unit is defined as a region, province, or monastery with a designated major superior.) Institutes may purchase multiple 5-users licenses.
Membership is open to full-time or part-time vocation directors as well as those persons interested or involved in vocation ministry.
Cost: $1,350

Please note that annual membership fees will increase in 2020 to $1,385 for a license. This is the first membership fee increase since 2014. 

Click here to register or renew, or call Marge at 773-595-4034.

Individual Membership

One (1) person in a religious institute/organization with full membership receiving all NRVC benefits.
Cost: $800

Please note that annual membership fees will increase in 2020 to $820 for an individual membership. This is the first membership fee increase since 2014. 

Click here to register or renew, or call Marge at 773-595-4034.

 

Download and print this handy sheet on the "Five Essential Benefits of Membership."



Ensuring email delivery

Try these tips if you are not receiving our monthly emails.

In addition to the monthly newsletter which is emailed and archived on the website under the Publications/Studies tab, NRVC sends out emails to members announcing upcoming events, links to other sites or studies, and other informative news. These emails are currently not archived on the website.

If you are not receiving an email from NRVC at least once a month in addition to the newsletter ...

  • First verify that the NRVC email is not going to your spam or junk folder. If our email is indeed in this folder, there is usually a button to click to signify that the email is not spam and should go directly to your main inbox.
  • If NRVC emails are not in your spam folder then you need to “whitelist” the domain names nrvc.net and catholicworldwide.com so that they are on the list of allowed domains from which you are willing to receive email. Depending upon your browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, etc.) the steps may differ. There are various sites which can walk you through the process for whitelisting such as http://www.whatcounts.com/hot-to-whitelist-emails
  • Finally, for those members who have an IT department, a strong anti-spam software is most likely preventing NRVC emails from reaching you and the “whitelisting” needs to take place on the software program used by your IT department. Please let your IT department know that you need to receive emails from the above domains.

If  you or your IT department needs further information please have them contact me  at 773-595-4034 or margyelan@nrvc.net 



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