Resources for Knights of Columbus Members

Below are a collection of links for councils and assemblies looking for membership recruitment help, guidance, reporting or just inspiration. If you have any questions or have another resource you would like to suggest for this page, please contact us.

ASSEMBLY FORMS (Downloadable)


Please remember to print a copy of the form for your records before submission.

College Council Referral Form

    College Council Referral Form

    Download the College Council Referral Form




    Please submit online form whenever available. This is the preferred method of submitting forms. When an online form is not available, print out a copy of the form before submission and keep it for your records.

    Faith In Action GUIDEBOOK


    The Faith In Action Guidebook from the supreme website.

    The Faith In Action Booklet (smaller version).

    Inspiration - VIDEO: How great leaders inspire action.

    Inspiration for Membership Recruitment & Retention

    VIDEO: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, by Simon Sinek – 18:34 minutes.

    TED Talk recorded May 4, 2010. Sinek’s concept of “The Golden Circle” addresses the WHY, HOW and WHAT areas of the human brain which drive behavior. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it”.

    Inspiration - VIDEO: Leadership - Lou Holtz, Football Coach

    Lou Holtz | 2015 Undergraduate Commencement Address | Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio – 17:54 min.

    2015 Commencement Address at Franciscan University of Steubenville delivered by Lou Holtz, former NCAA football coach and former ESPN analyst. In his speech Holtz shares his philosophy for living, life is a matter of the choices you make and personal responsibility, he offers three rules for life. Holtz received an honorary doctorate in Communications.

    Inspiration - VIDEO: Admiral McRaven's 2014 address UT Austin

    Admiral McRaven addresses the University of Texas at Austin Class of 2014 – 19:26 min.

    Admiral McRaven offered advice for changing the world from his 36 years of experience as a Navy SEAL: Ask for help when you need it, respect everyone, persevere through failures and, perhaps surprisingly, make your bed every day.

    Membership Recruitment and Retention Manual


    Membership Recruitment and Retention Manual, from the supreme website. Features ideas and resources to help promote the Order, assist your council’s member recruitment efforts, and encourage new membership for recruitment success.

    Membership Videos

    VIDEO: Experience of a Lifetime.

    VIDEO: The Life & Legacy of Father McGivney.

    More Membership Videos from supreme.


    VIDEO: Legacy.

    OFFICER GUIDES (Downloadable)


    Officer handbooks provide a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of officer positions within the Order along with reference sections on laws and rules within the Knights of Columbus.

    Recruitment Flyer - GENERIC and downloadable

    A generic recruitment flyer that all councils can use in their membership drives is coming soon!

    Recruitment - How To Conduct An OPEN HOUSE / CHURCH DRIVE

    How to hold a Church Drive.

    How to conduct an Open House.

    VIDEO: How to conduct an Open House & Church Drives.

    Suggested Remarks for Membership Recruitment (pulpit announcement).

    How to Design Council Brochure flyer.

    Recruitment - Member Benefits flyer


    Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefits flyer from the supreme website.

    Recruitment Strategies from Supreme

    Recruiting new members is essential to the continued growth and well-being of your council and the Order. Offering a man membership in the Knights of Columbus gives him the opportunity to improve his own life and his community. Membership allows him to experience the fraternal bond that Knights share while growing closer to his family and his faith.


    Safe Environment Training for ALL


    Safe Environment Training for members and guests

    All members of the Knights of Columbus and other guests are encouraged to take the Safe Environment training prepared by third party provider Praesidium, Inc. Armatus software by clicking the link below.

    Praesidium was started more than two decades ago in response to a request from a youth-serving organization where a volunteer sexually abused a child participant. A group of researchers at the University of Texas began assembling and analyzing the scant research available to see what could be done to prevent future tragedies. Little was published at the time that was useful at the program level; most focused on psychological testing of pedophiles.
    Learn more…

    Everyone is welcome to take this training. The Registration Code is: kofcsafe



    Star Council Documents

    Star Council Documents

    Keep your councils focused on excellence.

    Star Council Awards DD Checklist

    Star Council Awards Goals