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.
This course will follow a hybrid model of alternating in-person classes and online meetings using the Canvas learning platform.
Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, (available online-free)
USCCB, Co-Workers in the Vineyard, (available online- free)
Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel (available online – free)
Tom Corcoran, Rev. Michael White, Rebuilt, Ave Marie Press
Sherry Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples, Our Sunday Visitor
Ira Byock, MD, Four Things That Matter Most, Free Press
Mortimer Adler, How to Speak/How to Listen, https://smile.amazon.com/How-Speak-Listen-Mortimer Adler/dp/0684846470/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32DWFLJ4RFOAE&dchild=1&keywords=how+to+speak+how+to+listen&qid=1593634818&sprefix=how+to+speak+how+to+%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-1
Meg Jay, The Defining Decade, https://smile.amazon.com/Defining-Decade-Your-Twenties-Matter/dp/0446561754/ref=sr_1_1?crid=LRK28IEI6D0K&dchild=1&keywords=the+defining+decade&qid=1593634871&sprefix=the+defining+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-1
Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited, https://smile.amazon.com/Sunset-Limited-Novel-Dramatic-Form/dp/0307278360/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+sunset+limited&qid=1593634894&sr=8-2