Welcome to the "Best Practices" page. The term refers to the many different good ideas submitted by many different TEC Communities. They have been assembled, compiled, edited and presented here so that they might enrich the TEC experience not only on the weekend itself, but before and after as well. They are for the benefit of those TEC Centers that are affiliated with the TEC Conference and are in good standing with us. They are therefore password protected. If you have not been furnished the username and password, please contact the TEC Conference using the "Contact Us" link at the left. Do NOT use the email@example.com address except to upload your submissions.
The Best Practices will ultimately include team meeting schedules, menus, recruiting tips, follow-up ideas, icebreakers, form letters, sample applications, decorating ideas, Hoot agendas, tips on how to critique meditations, and much, much more. If your TEC community has something of general interest that should be included here, please sent it, preferably in editable form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to download, copy, and use the posted material. It is not permissible to share the ideas with non-affiliated centers.
Note: No password is necessary to view and download the TEC and Technology document. Click HERE to view it.
____________________________________________________Forms and Letters
An editable photographic release form from Rocky Mountain TEC
An editable observer form letter
An editable letter to be sent to parents of candidates/participants
An editable participant acceptance form letter
Formats, Schedules and Agendas
Click HERE for New Orleans' Monthly Gathering Format
Click HERE for Advertising Strategies for Prospective TECers/TECites
Click HERE for a flier and format of a Day of Reflection (River of Life TEC)
Click HERE to see Pathways TEC's team meeting agenda
Click HERE for a sample team meeting structure
TEC Weekend Happenings
Click HERE to view a 2-minute portion of Stations of the Cross
Click HERE to see the format for Rise Day evening discussions
Click HERE to see an outline for the Rise Day discussion facilitator
Click HERE for guidelines for selecting directors
Click HERE for a summary of Growth & Ideals meditation presented by a YA
Click HERE for role-playing tips for Table Resources
Click HERE for guidelines for Table Resources
Support Documents and Position Papers
Click HERE to access a document linking scripture passages to the Stations of the Cross
Click HERE to access a document dealing with normal stages of growth in small groups.
Click HERE to access a document dealing with stages of group development.
Click HERE to view a cyclic model of conversion
Click HERE for New Orleans' Team Recruitment StrategyClick HERE for the Scope and Sequence document
Click HERE to access Ron Reiter's index of support materials to supplement the Manual in the areas of meditations, liturgies, and para-liturgies
Click HERE for Committee Descriptions - Next Generation TEC
Click HERE to see a full-page ad used at a recent national youth gathering
Click HERE for New Orleans' Silver Anniversary Celebration
Click HERE for New Orleans' Silver Anniversary Mass Program
Click HERE for Belleville Light of Christ award