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Biblical Course: The Bible through the Eyes of Young Latinos
[national level: 1 week; local level: 60 hours]

Participants: Young adults and advisers who have completed the Formation Course in Pastoral Juvenil (56 hrs), a basic catechist certificate (40 hrs), or an equivalent level of pastoral studies

Overview of the program:

  1. Becoming familiar with the Bible: why and how
  2. Basis for a Catholic interpretation of the Bible
  3. Features and support materials in La Biblia Católica para Jóvenes
  4. Biblical ministry: what it is and how to promote it among the young
  5. Approaches and responses to the Word of God—analyzing the text and applying it in real life utilizing themes related to the life and concerns of youth and young adults, for example:
  • Migration and mobility in the light of Exodus and the exile
  • The Reign of God and its context in the Old Testament
  • The prophets and the prophetic role of young people
  • The human body and sexuality in the Song of Songs
  • Miracles: their context and interpretation
  • Importance and meaning of the parables of Jesus
  • Jewish Passover, Christian Easter, and the Eucharist
  • Mary in the Bible and in our own life
  • Patriarchy, the role of women, and Jesus’ relationship with women
Training of Trainers for Biblical Ministry with Young People
[national level: 1 week; local level: 60 hours]

Participants:  Pastoral ministers with organizational experience, teaching skills, and an advanced level of biblical formation

Overview of the program:

  1. Biblical ministry: what it is and how to promote it among the young
  2. Features and support materials in La Biblia Católica para Jóvenes
  3. The overall approach, themes, and educational processes of “The Bible through the Eyes of Young Latinos”
  4. Practice teaching selected themes of the course
  5. Analysis of the biblical literacy of youth and planning feasible and effective responses
Weekend Workshops [in development]
Advanced Seminars [in development]


 
 
 
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