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: $1,380 + please note this annual fee will increase in 2023 to $1,415.

Click here to REGISTER or RENEW, or call Marge at 773.490.6556.

Individual Membership

One (1) person in a religious institute/organization with full membership receiving all NRVC benefits.
Cost: $820 + please note this annual fee will increase in 2023 to $840. 

Click here to REGISTER or RENEW, or call Marge at 773.490.6556

 

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



Membership renewal

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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: $1,380  + please note this annual fee will increase in 2023 to $1,415.

Click here to REGISTER or RENEW, or call Marge at 773.490.6556.

Individual Membership

One (1) person in a religious institute/organization with full membership receiving all NRVC benefits.
Cost: $820  + please note this annual fee will increase in 2023 to $840.

Click here to REGISTER or RENEW, or call Marge at 773.490.6556



Ensuring email delivery

Try these tips if you are not receiving our monthly emails

In addition to the monthly newsletter, Focus on Ministry, the NRVC sends periodic broadcasts regarding upcoming events and other news. 

If you are not receiving email broadcasts from the NRVC, the first step is to make sure that we have your correct email address.  You can verify that we have your correct email address by logging into your account.  If we have an incorrect email address simply click “edit information” to update your address.  

If your email address is correct and you have stopped receiving emails from NRVC you may have inadvertently opted out of our email broadcast system.  This sometimes occurs when you forward an email to someone (instead of using the "share" function at the bottom of the email broadcast) and the recipient then opts out of the email, not realizing that the email was forwarded from you.  

Because of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) once an individual elects to opt out, we, the NRVC, cannot re-subscribe the person to the NRVC email broadcast system.  To re-subscribe to the NRVC email broadcasts click on the link below.

 https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1904207/1777538/

Finally, emails are sometimes blocked by strong spam filters employed by an IT department. You may need to request that the NRVC domain names, nrvc.net and catholicworldwide.com be whitelisted if this is the case.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Marge Argyelan at 773-490-6556 or email margyelan@nrvc.net if you need assistance identifying the issue.  We want to make sure that you are receiving communications from the National Office.



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