Holiness is oriented to meeting the needs of the contemporary world, which requires a sophisticated understanding of the mission field. This course will examine the mission field in detail, while directing attention to the true nature of Christian mission: finding our identity within the universal mission of the Incarnate Son. The second half of this course looks at the theological underpinning to pastoral ministry: the theology of a parish, roles of the ordained and lay, mission effectiveness and best practices in pastoral settings.
Christifideles Laici, Pope John Paul II (available online)
Co-Workers in the Vineyard, US Catholic Bishops (available online)
Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis (available online)
Rebuilt, Tom Corcoran, Rev. Michael White
Proper Care and Feeding of Volunteers, Gary Petri
Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living, Ira Byock, M.D.