ITV & Pastoral Ministry Formation
Spring 2019 Sessions
To register for any of the following sessions,
Introduction to New Testament
Presenter: Fr. Reggie Urban
This course focuses on the literature, theology, and history of the New Testament. Students will explore questions of authorship and critical methods of biblical interpretation from within the perspective of faith. Jesus' question, addressed to his disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" provides the theological center of New Testament studies. Sessions are held Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16.
The Why of Ministry
Presenter: Gentry Heimerman
From Joseph, to Timothy, to Esther (who won a beauty contest, then saved a nation), God engaged young people in big ways to do even bigger things. Approaching Youth Ministry as a missionary disciple leads one to both the "whys" and the "hows" of youth ministry. This course is needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Youth Ministry. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on January 23, February 20, March 20, April 10.
Presenter: Fr. Tim Piasecki & Fr. Robert Schremmer
The rites of the process of Christian Initiation of Adults are studied form historical, theological, liturgical, and pastoral perspectives. Students reflect on the order and integrity of each of the rites. Working from this foundation, they explore appropriate ritual adaptation and receive guidance for the adapting and enrichment of the rites. This course is needed to obtain the Diocesan Certification in Youth Ministry. The workshop is held at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend on March 22-23.