Serving the Catechetical Mission of the Church

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Serving The Catechetical Mission of the Church presents the history of catechesis and the Finding God catechetical philosophy.

Finding God  Grades 1­–6
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Overview

Serving The Catechetical Mission of the Church presents the history of catechesis and the Finding God catechetical philosophy.

Finding God  Grades 1­–6
It’s prayerful. It’s personal. It’s powerful.
A faith-formation program for children in grades 1–6 and the significant adults in their lives. The program mentors children, parents, and adults in cultivating a special place in their hearts to meet with God. Preview samples online at www.findinggod.com/preview.

Program features
• Empowers catechists and teachers to lead children in prayer
• Offers high-quality sessions with a strong   presentation of Church doctrine
• Connects technology and faith through online activities, planning tools, and assessments
• Integrates multisensory opportunities to experience Scripture, music, and prayer
• Provides an abundance of prayer that allows children to nurture a lifelong conversation with God
• Equips parents and adults with components that correspond to the structure of the children’s program

Children’s Book
• Opens every unit with the story of a saint
• Presents doctrine, Scripture, and Tradition through engaging four- to eight-page sessions
• Connects the lesson with their living faith by offering opportunities for reflective prayer, links to liturgy, reading God’s Word, and much more
• Provides three prayer opportunities in each session as well as additional prayer services
• Encourages knowledge of the faith by providing an extensive supplement, Prayers and Practices of Our Faith

Catechist Guide
• Provides clear, concise preparation for each session
• Addresses various learning styles through variety of lesson options
• Offers extensive online resources and support
• Models different ways of praying with opportunities to put them into practice
• Includes reproducible blackline masters with activities and assessments

In the first year of adoption, a free guide is included with every 25 children’s books purchased. 

www.findinggod.com
Online resources for program users
• Family E-Newsletters
• Additional assessments for each session
• Detailed session-planning tool
• Hundreds of additional activities
• Activity Finder searchable by grade level, subject, or learning style
• Sunday Connection linked to readings and activities
• Seasonal resources
• Articles and activities for families
• Additional prayer resources

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829419054
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Finding God 2005, 2007
  • Edition description: First, Teacher Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Campbell is Staff Theologian for Loyola Press. His role includes planning and development of catechetical and faith formation materials to be used in parishes and schools. Jim also reviews material from the text editorial and trade divisions. Jim has been a teacher, writer, and administrator in the field of catechesis for over 30 years. He has served as Consultant for Curriculum Development for the Office for Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He was Director of the Orange Catechetical Institute, the adult ministry formation program for the Diocese of Orange, California. Jim has taught religious studies courses at Chapman University, Orange, California and the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa. Jim was the General Editor for Harper’s New American Bible Study Program. He has written Mary and the Saints: Companions on the Journey, Understanding Scripture: The Genesis Creation Story; Stories of the Old Testament: A Catholic’s Guide  and Serving the Catechetical Mission of the Church, all for Loyola Press. Jim has a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education and Master of Arts in Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He also has a Master of Arts in European History from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Letter from George A. Lane, SJ  vii Introduction ix

1. Religious Education in the Time of Jesus  1
2. Jesus as Teacher  2
3. Jesus Christ Is Proclaimed: Catechsesis in the Early Church  9
4. The World the Early Church Catechized  13
5. Catechesis in the Agae of Christian Empire, 300–600  17
6. Catechesis in the Choatic Time, 600–1100  21
7. The Church Builds a New Civilization, 1100–1500  25
8. Catechesis in the Reformation and Enlightenment Period, 1500–1900  29
9. Catechesis in the United States, 1840–Present  35
10. Catechesis at the End of the Twentieth and the Beginning of the Twenty-first Centuries  39
11. Catechesis Since the Second Vatican Council  41
12. Ignatius of Loyola and Catechesis  51
13. Finding God: Our Response to God's Gifts  61
14. Developing Finding God: Our Response to God's Gifts  63

Appendix 1: Overview of Themes Central to Ignatian Spirituality and to the General Directory for Catechesis  71
Appendix 2: Find God and the Goals of Evangelization from Go and Make Disciples  77

Notes  83
Abbreviations  85

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