Holy Spirit College will offer a catechetical course providing certification for early childhood/adolescent faith formation this fall.
The Basic Catechist Course will equip beginning catechists with sufficient background knowledge and skills to begin teaching, and centers around the four dimensions that should be developed and balanced within a catechist: the catechist as an individual, theology, characteristics of learners and teaching methods. Topics of discussion include the spirituality of the catechist, overviews of scripture, Catholic morality, church history, and liturgy and the sacraments, among others.
The course also includes discussion of child/adolescent development, various teaching methods and session planning and management. Some experiences outside of class are required. This course satisfies all requirements for basic certification in the Archdiocese of Atlanta as outlined in the document “Communicating the Catholic Message.” This does not include the Safe Environment Training, which should be completed at one’s local parish/school.
The course will meet from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday nights in Malta Hall, from September 10 through November 19. Holy Spirit College is located at 4465 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.
To join this course ($150), please register with Kim Schulman at firstname.lastname@example.org.