VLCFF Course – Overview of the GDC & NDC

I am happy to announce that registration for my next Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF)  course is now open:

Two Church documents which are responsible for guiding and reflecting the practice of catechesis in the twenty-first century are the GDC (General Directory for Catechesis; 1997) and the NDC (National Directory for Catechesis; 2005). The vision of each of these two documents is closely aligned with the other. This seminar will address how these documents echo each other and where they are unique. The accountability for the message of the documents will be examined.

Registration information is available at  the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in  a partnering diocese.

VLCFF Course – Survey of Catholic Doctrine

I recently received my 2013 course schedule from the  Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF); I’ll be facilitating a section of Survey of Catholic Doctrine in January and February:

This course will look at some of the major doctrines of the Catholic Church. Participants will come to a better understanding of the Trinity, original sin, church, salvation history, and the communion of saints. Participants will be asked to identify the meaning of magisterium, ecumenism, eschatology, and other Catholic terms.

I’ll also be facilitating a seminar on the General Directory for Catechesis and National Directory for Catechesis in March and sections of “Media, Faith, & Values” in June and September.

Registration information is available at  the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in  a partnering diocese.

VLCFF Course – Introduction to Practical Morality

I’m happy to announce that registration is open for an online course I will be facilitating next month for the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF):

Introduction to Practical Morality (February 26 through March 31, 2012) – “This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge of the foundations of moral theology and conscience formation. A focal point for the course will be an understanding of the human being’s relationship with God who created us in His image and likeness and what that means for moral living. The sacred and social dimensions of being human will be explored. Participants will learn a process for moral decision-making and will practice applying the process in practical life situations.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese.

VLCFF Course – Old Testament

Registration for my final Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) course of the year is open:

Old Testament (September 25 through October 29, 2011) – “This course paves the way for students to develop deeper personal understanding and appreciation for the biblical context, structure (Canon), authoring, meaning and historical impact of the Old Testament. Students are introduced to methods of reading biblical texts, understanding the story lines and process of interpretation with cultural contexts, and current trends in biblical research. Students are encouraged to respect the wholeness of the biblical texts. This approach assists students as they acquire new skills and tools to navigate through the Old Testament and apply its wisdom to their spiritual lives and ministry.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese. I hope to see you there!

VLCFF Course – Survey of Catholic Doctrine

I’m current preparing for my next Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) course; registration is open:

Survey of Catholic Doctrine (August 7 through September 10, 2011) – “This course will look at some of the major doctrines of the Catholic Church. Participants will come to a better understanding of the Trinity, original sin, church, salvation history, and the communion of saints. Participants will be asked to identify the meaning of magisterium, ecumenism, eschatology, and other Catholic terms.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese.

VLCFF Course – Old Testament

Registration for my next Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) course is now open:

Old Testament (June 19 through July 23, 2011) – “This course paves the way for students to develop deeper personal understanding and appreciation for the biblical context, structure (Canon), authoring, meaning and historical impact of the Old Testament. Students are introduced to methods of reading biblical texts, understanding the story lines and process of interpretation with cultural contexts, and current trends in biblical research. Students are encouraged to respect the wholeness of the biblical texts. This approach assists students as they acquire new skills and tools to navigate through the Old Testament and apply its wisdom to their spiritual lives and ministry.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese. I hope to see you there!

VLCFF Course – Introduction to Scripture

Registration is open for the next course I will be facilitating for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF):

Introduction to Scripture (March 13 through April 16, 2011) – “This presupposes that an individual has not had a general overview of the bible. This is a great place to begin. The course cannot cover everything one needs to know for navigating into the world of the scriptures but one is given a few basic concepts to begin the journey. If you have ever wondered how the Bible came about, what were some of the cultural factors which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments, or what Church document today tell us about the Bible, you are about to begin an interesting discovery.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese.

VLCFF Course – Introduction to Practical Morality

I’m happy to announce that registration is open for an online course I will be facilitating for the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF):

Introduction to Practical Morality (January 23 through February 26, 2011) – “This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge of the foundations of moral theology and conscience formation. A focal point for the course will be an understanding of the human being’s relationship with God who created us in His image and likeness and what that means for moral living. The sacred and social dimensions of being human will be explored. Participants will learn a process for moral decision-making and will practice applying the process in practical life situations.”

Registration information is available at the VLCFF web site. Courses are $90, or $40 if you live in a partnering diocese.