Introduction to this Resource
This resource is a guide to using an Encore presentation from the School of Theology and Ministry as a conversation starter with members of a faith community. Each part of the presentation may be used separately, in combination with each other, or in a sequence over a period of time. "Praying the Our Father with Jesus" has broad application for a faith community. It could serve as a standalone adult ed series during Advent or Lent, or could augment the activities of existing parish groups, such as prayer groups or Scripture study groups. Segments could be used by for periodic catechist meetings or Catholic school faculty meetings, and it would also be appropriate for high school religion students studying the life of Jesus or the New Testament.
For nearly ten years, our continuing education staff have been recording and archiving videos of the lectures in theology and ministry that we have hosted on campus. We call this collection "Encore Events." Currently more than 150 videos are available at www.bc.edu/encore and on our YouTube channel. In order to help parishes, schools, and other ministry groups leverage this content for engaging formation activities, we are developing a new series of resources: Encore Access.
Encore Access is a guide to using an Encore Events presentation as a conversation starter with members of a faith community. It provides:
- A brief overview of each segment,
- Video clips from the presentation, and
- Suggested questions to stimulate reflection or discussion.
Each part of the presentation may be used separately, in combination with each other, or in a sequence over a period of time. For example, a catechetical leader might use each part of the presentation over the course of a year at meetings with catechists. A pastor may choose to use only one segment to encourage discussion on a related agenda item.