December 11, 2019
Online and Onsite Faith Formation Programs
Looking for more? Take some time to grow your faith with online and onsite courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.
STM Online: Crossroads
Take some time to grow your faith!
C21 Online, Church in the 21st Century Online is now STM, School of Theology and Ministry Online: Crossroads.
Boston College School of Theology offering non-credit courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.
The STM Online: Crossroads mission has expanded in scale and scope since we were founded in 2004. In 2008, we became part of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM), and today we offer more than 35 courses per year, serving over 2000 participants.
The new name, STM Online: Crossroads, emphasizes our affiliation with STM and our commitment to online faith formation that engages adults at the crossroads of
- life and faith
- theology and ministry
- action and contemplation
If you would like to take a course this spring and are not currently enrolled in a degree program, please follow the non-degree student application process. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admissions office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-552-6506.
The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers an array of courses that can provide you with academic enrichment, professional development, and pastoral renewal. Many fall classes are offered once a week and are perfect for those working in ministry or discerning a graduate degree in theology.
For more information visit www.bc.edu/crossroads
Enriching Faith, Improving Ministry, Enhancing Knowledge
As part of the STM’s mission to serve the community and the Church, our Continuing Education programs provide access to world-class theological and pastoral scholarship, online and on campus, for ministers and others who seek to deepen their engagement with the Catholic faith. Our priority is to create opportunities for people to participate in conversations on the faith tradition, contemporary theological issues, and ways to pray and serve in the 21st century. We offer an array of on-campus presentations, as well as online courses, certificate programs, videos, podcasts, and other resources for faith enrichment.
Boston College Leadership Certificate for Latinos
Taught in Spanish, a new certificate program from the School of Theology and Ministry and BC School of Social Work combines faith formation, spirituality, and community engagement
The School of Theology and Ministry, in collaboration with the Boston College School of Social Work, has launched a new program to form leaders to respond to the needs of Hispanic Catholics in the United States. Rooted in the Ignatian tradition, the Leadership Certificate is taught completely in Spanish and is designed to educate Latinos interested in serving as leaders in their parishes, training them not only in issues of theology and spirituality, but also on how to address social issues arising in their communities.
University of Dayton: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation
The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is an online learning initiative through the University of Dayton. Online courses for adults are offered in the area of Scripture, leadership, catechist formation, Christology, church history and doctrine and more. https://vlcff.udayton.edu/calendar/.
The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is an Internet distance-learning program to support catechist and adult faith formation in the Church.
“Given the broad scope of content, the diverse range of adult interests and responsibilities, and the availability of learning resources, no single approach can meet everyone’s needs.
Consequently, a comprehensive, multi-faceted, and coordinated approach to adult faith formation is necessary.” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us p. 44)
University of Dayton Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives mobilizes the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
Resources for Inclusive Catechesis: The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives serves as a support network and resource to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing DVDs and print resources, consultations, and networking opportunities.
The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation: A growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet.
The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders: A two-year program for students of the University of Dayton. The goal is to prepare students to become outstanding catechists or religion teachers.
For more information visit https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/ipi/index.php
Endow – Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women
By offering background information, definitions of theological terms, historical context, quotes from Scripture and the Catechism, insights from scholars and saints, and thought-provoking questions for group discussion, an Endow study makes some of the most profound documents of the Church and writings of her saints accessible to teens and women alike.
Endow trains women to become group facilitators and provides resources for them to invite women in their community to join them for an Endow study. Groups usually consist of 8-12 women who meet for 8-10 weeks to grow in knowledge of and love for their Catholic faith together.
STEP at the University of Notre Dame
By connecting the Catholic intellectual life to the life of the Church, the Institute forms faithful Catholic leaders for service to the Church and the world. We offer online courses grounded in beauty and richness of Catholic theology and faith.
Theology was the fulfillment of this desire to know which arose within the very experience of faith. The understanding that it sought was a search after the truth that had been encountered in the one who said “I am the Truth” (Jn 14:6). Faith in Jesus Christ gave rise to this desire to know him more deeply and to find in him the true meaning of life and the world.
Online courses range between four and eight weeks long, with most being six weeks in length. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates.
- Space is limited! The capacity of courses is 20 students
- Register early to guarantee enrollment
- Access to courses via the login begins on the session start date
- View the STEP Comprehensive Calendar of Courses.