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The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education


Vocation Ministry is the only organization uniquely focused on bringing vocation promotion directly into all educational settings. In their newest book, The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education, they offer 75 pioneering activities and ideas in an effort to inspire young people to hear God’s call. A one-of-a-kind offering written specifically for those who already have the attention of young people– teachers, catechists, and youth ministers– The Harvest and its companion workshops fulfill an unmet need in the Church by providing Catholic educators with an innovative roadmap that creates a vocation-friendly environment in the classroom and universally normalizes discernment.

To request a review copy of The Harvest or to schedule an interview with Rhonda Gruenewald, contact Carrie Kline at [email protected]

Rhonda Gruenewald

Meet the Author, Rhonda Gruenewald

Rhonda Gruenewald is a passionate convert to Catholicism (1999), a former high school English teacher, and the founder of Vocation Ministry. Vocation Ministry has worked with more than 6,000 vocation promoters and ministries nationwide, presenting informational workshops to deacons, priests, religious, and laity on how to establish or revive a vocation ministry. Following up on the success and demand of her first book Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry and with the heart of a teacher, Rhonda hopes her newest book The Harvest: A Guide to Vocation Ministry in Education will increase vocations for years to come.

The Harvest

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. After your first book Hundredfold, created for parish use, when did you begin to see the need for a vocation ministry guidebook for classrooms?

  2. Is the book written for use at all educational levels?

  3. How do the workshops offered by Vocation Ministry for Catholic educators supplement the book?

  4. Have you seen an increase in vocations as a result of Vocation Ministry’s books and workshops?

  5. Can you share some of the creative activities and ideas that you offer to Catholic school teachers?

  6. How can educators order the book and incorporate it into their curriculum for the upcoming school year?


Endorsements for The Harvest 

“The Harvest  tells a compelling story of why vocations ministry is crucial in an educational setting.  Better still, it offers a clear blueprint and accessible, step-by-step directions for implementation in your educational setting.”

– Jessica Hickey, Director of Catechesis, St. Boniface 


“This book is an absolute GIFT! There’s nothing teachers love more than concrete examples they can easily implement in the classroom, and The Harvest is chock full of ready-to-use activities and lessons!”  

Meris Bridger, Catholic Middle School Teacher  


“The Harvest provides a prescriptive roadmap to navigate the paths towards increased vocations in our diocese – and it will for your diocese as well. I highly recommend this fantastic resource for your Catholic schools and diocese.”

William Crist- Superintendent of Schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse 


“This resource will be a tremendous blessing for teachers, religious education instructors, and parents as we accompany young people and help them listen to the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit, who is calling each one to be a disciple of Christ.” 

Sister John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P.   Director of Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue 


“With an abundance of practical strategies for schools to implement, Rhonda has beautifully composed a much-needed handbook for our Church.  The Harvest should be in the hands of every Catholic school pastor and principal!” 

Kyle M. Pietrantonio, Executive Director of Duc In Altum Schools Collaborative 


“To know that the educators of a diocese have come to embrace enthusiastically “the core mission of bringing intentionality and concrete opportunities for vocation discernment” into the educational endeavor through this book gives renewed impetus to the efforts to call forth harvesters.”

Most Reverend Douglas J. Lucia, Bishop of Syracuse 

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