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Courses for Adults
Formation Course Offerings in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Parents, catechists, religious educators, clergy, and other interested adults are drawn to the very rich, retreat-like courses in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Through formation courses in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, adults have the opportunity to see all age appropriate presentations and materials given to children from the Bible and liturgy. Each formation course focuses on a specific developmental age group of the child.
A Level I formation course prepares adults working with children ages three to six years old. A Level II formation course prepares adults working with children ages six to nine years old, and a Level III formation course prepares adults working with children ages nine to twelve years old. The foundation for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is in the Level I formation course as it is this course that a catechist becomes attuned to the religious life of the child.
Each formation course includes preparations in giving the presentations (the lessons) to children, provides a solid background in the theological and pedagogical underpinnings of this work, assists the catechist in preparing his/her album, introduces the prepared environment, the atrium, and guides catechists in making the handmade materials used for the children’s work.
Formation courses are offered in various formats throughout the country by formation leaders recognized by our National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. It is through the national association that certificates are granted to catechists for completion of approved formation courses.
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