Date posted: Oct 05, 2022
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featuring video with Jane E. Regan,Thomas H. Groome, & Susan Timoney
Does the Gospel of Christ bear fruit in your life? How about in your church?
In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis calls Catholic Christians to ongoing conversion, to bring the joy of Christian discipleship out into the world. It’s a call to become a Church of open-doors and invitation, reaching out to the margins bringing hope, life, and rejoicing to all. In this course, discover how sharing the joy of the Gospel is the very purpose of Christian life. Explore the meaning of “New Evangelization,” and key approaches turning your parish into a vibrant evangelizing community. Together we’ll study Pope Francis’s document and reflect on how to continue to bring the Gospel joy into the 21st century world.
This course has a required text: Pope Francis. Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel).
Getting Started Week: Introduction to the course
Week 1: What is Evangelization?
Week 2: Crisis of Commitment
Week 3: Proclamation and Social Dimension of Religion
Week 4; Social Dimension of Religion (cont’d) and Spirit-filled Evangelizers
This course includes:
All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features:
Additional Materials Needed:
Course text by Pope Francis. Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) available for download online
Also available in print (hardback, paperback, ebook)
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholars: Pope Francis (text);
Thomas H. Groome, Ed.D. (video) is Professor of Theology and Religious Education in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Jane Regan, Ph.D. (video) is Director of Continuing Education and Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Susan Timoney, S.T.D (video) is Assistant Secretary for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.