Gospel of Luke
July 22 - August 11, 2020 | $25
featuring video with Rev. Michael J. Himes and articles by Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
Let the Scriptures enrich your spiritual life! In this course, explore the Gospel of Luke. In the first week, an article by Dr. Philip A. Cunningham will help participants gain an overview of the Gospel's features, learn about its setting, the Evangelist who wrote it, and the community for which it was written. In the second week, a video featuring Fr. Michael J. Himes will focus on key insights. Then, explore practices to use the Gospel in prayer and reflection about your life. No previous experience in Scripture study is necessary.
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.