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Certification Curriculum

The certification curriculum for the St. Junipero Serra Institute. For those interested in receiving a certificate, accreditation, or volunteering within the parish mission in any of the areas/tracks outlined below.

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Breakdown of Formation Options

General Track

For those who want to get a general knowledge of the faith without an emphasis on a specific ministry and consists of:

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level
  • 6 Weeks per course

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Theology of the Body
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to the Gospels
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to Mary

Ministerial Track Concentrations

The purpose and mission of these tracks is to offer the lay faithful the opportunity to learn a specific catechetical discipline and strengthen their abilities and desires to assist the Church in these catechetical areas of need (RICA, Youth Ministry, Marriage and Family life, Adult faith formation and new evangelization) by offering specific courses in each level with this goal in mind.

  • 3 Levels (Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 5 Courses per level with at least 1 Ministerial Track course per level
  • 7 Core courses: (Introduction to Apologetics, Evangelization and Catechesis, Vatican II, Biblical Foundation, Introduction to Christian Spirituality, The Liturgy, and Our Moral Life in Christ)
  • 6 Weeks per course

New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation II
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to the New Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation III

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults II
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Holy Matrimony and the Role of the Family
  • Introduction to Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults III

Youth Ministry Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry I
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Introduction to Doctrine I
  • Introduction to Doctrine II
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Introduction to Discipleship
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Church History
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Discipleship Groups: Practical Applications
  • Introduction to Mary

Marriage and Family Life Track

This track would include the following levels and classes:

Level One Courses:  Foundational
  • Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Introduction to Apologetics
  • Vatican II
  • Biblical Foundations
  • Theology of the Body
Level Two Courses:  Intermediate
  • Sacrament of Matrimony
  • Practical Tools for Marriage and Family Life Ministry
  • Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • Marriage and Family Documents
  • Introduction to the Gospels
Level Three Courses:  Advanced
  • Canon Law and Marriage
  • The Liturgy
  • Our Moral Life in Christ
  • Catholic Perspective on Difficult Situation
  • Introduction to Mary

 


Contacts:

Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Director of St. Junipero Serra Institute
817-945-9353

Dr. Marlon De La Torre, Ph.D.
Department Director of Evangelization and Catechesis
817-945-9350

*Vacant
Administrative Assistant
817-945-9357

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