We sometimes need a little more shaping before we are able to do what God asks of us.
Teaching (sharing knowledge) is more than the words we speak. It is also affected by the learner (those we are teaching) and how they grow and develop and absorb that which is being taught.
This formation series, continues in August, September, November & February. Choose one, choose all. Each class will help you become more confident in sharing faith with one another.
Introduction to the Learner
September 29, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM for 6th—12th grade catechist
(choose one or both)
The Introduction to the Learner introduces the catechists to the process of growth and development of their learners, giving them a better understanding of the methodology used in modern catechetical materials. The catechist will have the opportunity to explore this growth and development in three areas: how we build knowledge and construct meaning; how we grow psychologically and in our ability to relate to others; how we grow in our ability to think and act morally; and how all these areas of development affect how we perceive our faith.
November 10, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This course developes a theological study about the Church. As believers, we must take a closer look to its liturgical life and its historical development and how the church sees herself through the centuries as the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. This developing is the work of the Holy Spirit expressed not only in the history or the marks of the Church, but also in the communion and mission that has been entrusted the community of believers lead by the shepherds. This course will lead the students to extend their vision with respect to the nature and ministry of the Church.
February 16, 2013 & March 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This course addresses the major elements of the Catholic Profession of Faith: the Trinitarian images of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, as well as the Church as the Body of Christ. In addition, it presents a better understanding in the development of its key creedal statements and basic truths of our faith, so we feel more confident in sharing them with others.
If you are a catechist now, or thinking you might ever be a catechist, these gatherings are for you. While there is no cost for the class there will be a nominal charge for the book and lunch, or you may bring your own lunch. Details will be provided when you register. Registration is required in order to have adequate supplies on hand.
Contact: Bernice Simmons for more information or you may register here on-line.
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