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Adult Faith Formation for a Vibrant Church

July 24 – Aug 27

Adult faith formation plays a vital role in animating the local church. Recognize opportunities in your faith communities where faith formation can be nurtured without adding elaborate programs.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by July 19th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

Teaching Religion to Adolescents: Creative Strategies and Best Practices

July 24 – Aug 27

Drawing upon theology, developmental psychology, and religious education scholarship, this course addresses the questions: Who are my students? What should I teach? and How do I teach it effectively?

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by July 19th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

Teaching Religion to Children: Creative Strategies and Best Practices

July 24 – Aug 27

Explore teaching as a vocation, the various types of learners, different approaches to presenting religious education content, and ways to create sacred space and pray with students in the classroom.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by July 19th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

The Creed: What We Believe

July 24 – Aug 27

More than a statement of belief, learn how the Creed is a prayer, a revelation, a way of life, and the shared identity of the Christian community. Explore who God is, and the meaning of faith.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by July 19th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

Call to Conscience

Aug 7 – Aug 27

This course urges that we guide decisions by the voice of conscience in our hearts and the wisdom of our faith community and traditions, by wrestling with the tensions in between.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by August 2nd at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

The Liturgy Committee

Sep 25 - Oct 29

Prepare for effective liturgy planning in your faith community.  Learn the Church’s vision for the liturgy, the basic structure of the Mass,  and principles for liturgical practice.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by September 20th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

Finding a Moral Compass

Sep 25 - Oct 22

This course explores what prompts moral concern, the sacredness and dignity of being human, our social nature, the common good, and the process of discernment.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by September 20th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

Spirituality Matters

Sep 25 - Oct 29

What is spirituality? What is at the heart of prayer? Do we need community? What can suffering teach us? Join other adults in discussing these important questions and share best spiritual practices.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by September 20th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

New Testament Visions of Faith

Sep 25 - Nov 5

Explore how Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Paul share their messages of God’s loving faithfulness revealed in Jesus Christ, and how this love is the foundation for our trust and faith.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by September 20th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

The Psalms: Prayers for All Times

Oct 9 - Nov 12

Explore the many kinds of psalms, from laments to praise, and the traditions they came from to discover their value as prayers expressing our relationship to God today.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 4th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

Autumn Blessings

Oct 9 - Nov 12

This course examines the spiritual tasks in the second half of adulthood. Reflect on hope, forgiveness, mercy, self-love, and the meaning of discipleship at this stage of life.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 4th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $50

 

The Online Book Club: Building a Bridge

Oct 9 - Nov 12

Fr. Martin stepped into intense controversy with this volume calling for compassionate, open, two-way dialogue, applicable beyond the Catholic Church and its LGBTQ+ faithful.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 4th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

The Gospel of Matthew

Oct 23 - Nov 12

Matthew shows us a vision of Jesus as incarnate Wisdom, the living Law of God. Explore what it means to live this Law and find out how Emmanuel dwells with those who believe forever.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 18th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

Effective Preaching: Homily Preparation

Oct 23 - Nov 19

Learn how to craft an engaging homily, and cultivate the study, prayer, and pastoral practices that will support you as work to feed the congregation on the Word of God.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 18th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

A Church Of and For the Poor

Oct 23 - Nov 12

Explore the biblical and theological roots of the Church’s continuing commitment to the poor, and converse with others about ways to address poverty as a Church.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by October 18th at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Nov 27 - Dec 17

Discover the spirituality and faith of the Blessed Mother as described by Luke’s Gospel in the Annunciation, the Visitation, and the proclamation of her Canticle.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by November 22nd at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25

 

Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled

Nov 27 - Dec 17

Let the readings for Advent and Christmas come to life, with emphasis on promise and fulfillment between the Old and New Testaments, the Infancy Narratives, and spiritual practice.

A non-credit, online enrichment course from Boston College’s STM Online: Crossroads

Please register by November 22nd at bc.edu/crossroads.  Fee: $25