Following Jesus Catechist Guide: Grade 7

Following Jesus Catechist Guide: Grade 7

by Barbara F. Campbell, James P. Campbell

Other Format(Spiral Bound - Teacher Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829421644
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: Finding God 2005, 2007 Series
Edition description: Teacher Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 10.88(w) x 13.75(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Barbara is Vice President for Catechesis and Faith Formation for Loyola Press. Her role involves her in the development of faith formation resources and services designed for the benefit of parishes and schools. Prior to accepting her position at Loyola Press, Barbara served as the Associate Executive Director of NCEA's Department of Religious Education, working primarily in service to members of NPCD, NCEA's national membership association serving parish catechetical leaders. Her experience also includes diocesan and parish work in Religious Education and Youth Ministry as well as extensive teaching experience at high school and college levels. She completed her Doctor of Ministry degree at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.

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.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Program Overview
Welcome to Finding God    
Something Different    PO6
Maintaining the Tradition of Finding God    PO7
Making the Tradition Accessible    PO8
Finding God through Prayer    PO9
A Parish-Wide Program
Intergenerational Faith Formation    PO10    PO12
Finding God for Junior High
Young People’s Faith Formation    PO14
Inside the Young People’s Books     
God’s Invitation, Our Response    PO16
Inside The Catechist Guide    
Catechist Preparation    PO20
Step by Step Through a Chapter    PO22
Day Five Activities for Catholic School Catechists    PO31
Assessment    PO32
The Year in Our Church    PO34
Prayers and Practices of Our Faith and Catechist Resources     PO35
Scope and Sequence Grades 6, 7, 8    PO36

The Effective Catechist
Part 1:  Knowing Your Role
Go and Make Disciples    EC1
A Catechist’s Role     EC2
The Parish as a Faith Community    EC3
Family: The Domestic Church    EC4
Praying with Young People    EC4
How to Lead Young People in Reflective Prayer    EC6
Part 2:  Carrying Out Your Role    
Preparing and Planning    EC7
The First Session    EC9
Communication Skills and Presence    EC9
Asking Questions and Leading Discussion    EC10
Keeping Young People Engaged    EC11
Getting to Know a Junior High Young Person    EC11
Paying Attention to Special Needs    EC14
Working with Small Groups    EC15
Adjusting for Learning Styles    EC15
Creative Activities    EC16
Assessment    EC19

Unit 1  John Explores the Mystery of God
The Gospel of John    9
Chapter 1        God’s Revelation    11
Chapter 2        The Gospels: Portraits of Jesus    21
Chapter 3        God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit    31
Chapter 4        Faith in Jesus    41
Chapter 5        New Life in the Spirit    51
Faith in Action    61

Unit 2  Mark Teaches Us About Jesus
The Gospel of Mark    63
Chapter 1      Jesus, Son of God    65
Chapter 2        Jesus’ Proclamation of the Kingdom    75
Chapter 3        Jesus’ Forgiveness    85
Chapter 4        Jesus’ Healing    95
Chapter 5      Jesus’ Journey Through Death to Resurrection    105
Faith in Action    115

Unit 3  Matthew Presents the New Moses
The Gospel of Matthew    117
Chapter 1      God with Us    119
Chapter 2      The Values of the Kingdom    129
Chapter 3      Life in Jesus    139
Chapter 4      Leading in Jesus’ Name    149
Chapter 5      Life Together in Jesus    159
Faith in Action    169

Unit 4  Luke Celebrates Jesus’ Presence
The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles    171
Chapter 1      Celebrating Salvation    173
Chapter 2      Celebrating the Sacraments    183
Chapter 3      Celebrating Baptism    193
Chapter 4      Celebrating Life in the Spirit    203
Chapter 5      Celebrating the Eucharist    213
Faith in Action    223

Unit 5  Paul Proclaims Jesus to the World
Paul the Apostle    225
Chapter 1      Paul’s New Direction    227
Chapter 2      Worshipping and Living in Holiness    237
Chapter 3      Making Christian Choices    247
Chapter 4      Coworkers with God    257
Chapter 5      Living in the Truth    267
Faith in Action    277

The Year in Our Church    279
Advent    281
Christmas    285
Lent    289
Holy Week    293
Easter     297
Pentecost    301
All Saints Day    305

Prayers and Practices of Our Faith     309
The Bible and You    311
Formulas of Catholic Doctrine     320
Praying Our Faith     324
Celebrating and Living Our Faith     336

Understanding the Words of Our Faith
English Glossary     347
Spanish Glossary    373

Index     395

Recorded Scripture Story Scripts
Unit 1, Chapter 4    The Man Born Blind    399
Unit 2, Chapter 2       The Feeding of the 5,000    400
Unit 3, Chapter 4      The Transfiguration    401
Unit 4, Chapter 5      On the Road to Emmaus    402
Unit 5, Chapter 4     Paul Writes to Philemon    404

Recorded Guided Reflection Scripts
Unit 1, Chapter 3        Living in Relationship    405
Unit 2, Chapter 1        Face to Face    407
Unit 3, Chapter 2      Paying the Price    409
Unit 4, Chapter 4      God’s Dream for Us    411
Unit 5, Chapter 1      Called by Name    413

Blackline Masters
Unit 1    Blackline Masters    415
Unit 2    Blackline Masters    422
Unit 3    Blackline Masters    429
Unit 4    Blackline Masters    436
Unit 5    Blackline Masters    443
Blackline Masters for the Seasonal Chapters    450

Music Listings    459
Acknowledgments     463


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