Pastoral Ministry Formation

  1. "Where ever you find excellence, you find continuous learning. They go hand in hand. Wherever you find that continuous learning is missing, you find mediocrity." Matthew Kelly

    Formación del Ministerio Pastoral SEE OFFERINGS BELOW
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    Christian Morality and Social Issues Navigating Charisms La Moral Cristiana y Asuntos Sociales Métodos para el Ministerio Iniciar


    Pastoral Ministry Formation

    Provides grounding in scripture and theology for the laity as they become increasingly responsible for the life and ministry of the Church. Pastoral Ministry Formation equips participants to fulfill the roles to which they are called by their baptism and for which their gifts and the needs of the times challenge them.


    Tri Focus
    Core Courses
    Christian Morality and Social Issues  Fall 2019 
    Christology Spring 2020
    Sacramental Theology  Fall 2020 
    Theology of the Church Spring 2021 
    Worship and Faith Fall 2021 
    Introduction to Old Testament Spring 2022 
    Theology and Methods of Ministry Fall 2022
    Introduction to New Testament Spring 2023
    In addition to the core courses, six electives are needed.


  2. Fall 2019 Courses

    THEO 3003 Christian Morality and Social Issues (3 hour course)

    Instructor: Bishop John B. Brungardt 
    Course Description: A study of basic Christian beliefs about the origin, destiny and meaning of the person, the nature of Christian life as the fundamental commitment to follow Christ, and the moral principles that flow from this.  Students will explore the importance of moral "self-determination" through free choices and will explore how appropriate moral choices are made within the Christian faith commitment.  Contemporary moral issues will be studied and analyzed from a Christian perspective.   
    Class Dates: Sept. 7, 14, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 9, 16 
    Class Times: Saturday mornings 8:30 to 12:00 noon
    Location: Interactive Television Sites in Dodge City and Salina Dioceses
    Cost: College Credit $150.00 (price does not include textbook) Personal Enrichment $75.00 (price does not include textbook)
    THEO 4881 Celebrating Diversity...cultural and beyond (1 hour course)
    Coordinating Instructor: Fr. Robert Schremmer
    Course Description: Celebrating Diversity is not so much a class or a course as a gathering of people seeking a way.  As we dialog, pray, share stories, face fears, explore ice bergs, and learn the love, compassion, and charity that unify, we seek a way for the many members of the Body of Christ to make God's work on earth tangible and real.  This "Gathering" views diversity through the Scriptural lens of unity of the human family, Body of Christ, catholicity of the mission and its Church.  Christian communities can face challenges applying these truths.  We may even need a changed heart in order to overcome obstacles.  You are invited to gather over ITV and live and in-person to seek the way as members of Christ in whose Body and Blood we have communion.
    This course is one of the one hour courses that may be used to obtain a Diocesan Certification in Liturgical Ministry or the Diocese Certification in Youth Ministry.
    Class Dates: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 17 
    Class Times: Wednesday evenings 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
    Nov. 17 class will gather at St. Andrew Parish, Wright, KS from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. (A meal will be provided.)
    All sessions are bi-lingual - English and Spanish
    Location: Interactive Television Sites in Dodge City and Salina Dioceses
    Cost: College Credit $50.00 (price does not include textbook) Personal Enrichment $25.00 (price does not include textbook)