The Sacraments and Discipleship

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    The Sacraments and Discipleship

    If you are a Catholic school teacher or parish catechist looking to deepen your understanding of the sacraments so you can more effectively engage young people, then look no further than this six-part course on the seven sacraments

    format
    Self-paced, online
    Time
    Six 45 minute sessions
    credits
    4 hours 30 minutes
    cost

    $49.99

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      What You'll Get

      Six 45-minute sessionsExplore teaching strategies with a master teacherClassroom-ready lesson plansInstant, easy access 鈥 no expiration!Receive a professional development certificateWatch anytime with no special downloads!

      Course Overview

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      If you are a Catholic school teacher or parish catechist looking to deepen your understanding of the sacraments so you can more effectively engage young people, then look no further than this six-part course on the seven sacraments. Dr. Michel Therrien takes you on an engaging journey through each of the Sacraments as he unpacks how they provide us with the grace and strength to live a moral and virtuous life.

      Each of the six 30-minute sessions with Dr. Therrien is followed by a short presentation by Master Teacher Jose Gonzalez who uses his decade of classroom experience to bring immediate, practical suggestions for applying your new knowledge in the classroom.

      By completing this course, you and your teachers will learn:
      • How Jesus establishes a personal relationship with each of us through the sacraments of the Church
         
      • How to live a sacramental life and a life of prayer
         
      • Why Christ entrusted Scripture and the sacraments to the Catholic Church for our salvation
         
      • How regular reception of the sacraments is essential to becoming what God created us to be 鈥 holy
         
      • How baptism incorporates us into the Church and makes us sharers in the priesthood of Christ
         
      • Why the sacraments are effective whether we feel it or not
         
      • Effective ways to prepare for proper reception of the sacraments
         
      • The connection between the Sacraments and Christian discipleship
         
      • Innovative ways to reach students and engage them with the mystery of the Sacraments
         
      • And so much more that helps young people better understand and engage with each of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church

      You will also receive an electronic copy of The Seven Sacraments Teacher’s Guide, which features 10 lesson plans that enable you to go beyond the limitations of current textbooks by offering a more comprehensive and in-depth approach to engaging students with the sacraments.

      Each self-contained lesson is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and includes background readings, student homework, classroom activities, games, role plays, and more. Lessons are available for both elementary and high school classrooms.

      Your Instructors

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        Jose Gonzalez

        Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has been leading Workshops in over 70 dioceses for 10 years, and contributes regularly to our teacher鈥檚 guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.

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