Adult Faith Formation for a Vibrant Church
July 22 - August 25, 2020 | $50
featuring video with Thomas Groome, Theresa O’Keefe, and Hosffman Ospino
Working for a more vibrant faith community? Adult faith formation plays a vital role in animating the local church. Yet, it often suffers relative neglect. This course is for anyone on a parish council or other ministry with adults. It explores the ways in which faith formation can happen anywhere members work together in the life of the church through evangelization, catechesis, and conversation about things that really matter. It considers the cultural issues of diversity in the parish and post-modernity in the greater society as the context for deepening adults' engagement in the life of faith.
Teaching Religion to Children: Creative Strategies and Best Practices
Jul 20 - Aug 25, 2020 | $50
Christian faith has been a treasure in your life. Join us to learn life-giving ways you can share it with the children you teach and bless them for the years ahead.
Focused on the elementary and junior high catechist and religious educator, this course is based on leading scholarship and practical experience from Thomas H. Groome and Jane E. Ayer. You will explore teaching as a vocation, the various types of learners, different approaches to presenting religious education material, and ways to create sacred space and pray with children in the classroom. This course is not dependent on any catechetical textbook series.
Jul 20 - Aug 25, 2020 | $25
Are you longing for a deeper spirituality? Explore a range of practices from the Catholic Christian tradition for examining your interior experience and nurturing your relationship with God.
This course provides guided discussion around the Spring 2009 issue of C21 Resources, a publication of Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center. This issue, entitled “Catholic Spirituality in Practice,” edited by Dr. Colleen Griffith, contains over 20 short, informative articles centered on various spiritual practices including the examen, praying with images, hospitality, and retreats, which are mostly reprinted from a variety of journals such as America, Religion East & West, and Weavings.