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  • Sharon Hernandez
    School of Ministry
    Continuing Education
    Catherine Hall - Rm. 107
    Phone: 972-721-4118
    Fax: 972-721-4076

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Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation program at the School of Ministry provides courses, lectures, and workshops on various topics, ranging from philosophy and theology to Scripture, church history, canon law, saints, and more. Some previous course topics include Resurrection from the Dead, Gospel of John, Mariology, Evangelization and Catechesis, and the Catholic Perspective on Human Destiny.

The program incorporates adult learning styles, including discussions, presentations by experts, reflection papers, and reading assignments. The program offerings vary in length and format depending on the time of year and subject of the course, lecture, or workshop, making this the most focused program the School of Ministry offers for those seeking to learn more about their faith. 

Christianity Through History Series


Christianity in the Second Thousand Years (new for Fall 2015!)
The School of Ministry will be offering a new Adult Formation Course in the Fall of 2015, which will study themes from the second thousand years of Christianity.  This will include events such as the Crusades, the Gothic Cathedrals, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Vatican I and II along with people such as Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther, John Henry Newman and John Paul II.  Find out more »

Theology of the Body - Archdiocese of Atlanta 

In partnership with the University of Dallas' School of Ministry, the Office of Formation and Discipleship of the Archdiocese of Atlanta offers a one year online certificate course called Foundations on Theology of the Body: An Invitation to Love. The course involves a close reading of St. John Paul II's catechesis on human love in relation to various pastoral issues and the application in ministry of the Theology of the Body. Find out more »

Certificado en Teología Pastoral

This three-year program, offered in Spanish, includes 18 courses which cover theology and pastoral ministry, preparing the students to serve as catechists and pastoral ministers in their communities. Find out more »

Community Education Program

This program allows students to take graduate courses in the School of Ministry as continuing education. By auditing the courses, Community Education students can read the course materials and participate in the discussions and lectures without completing the written assignments or other course deliverables. Find out more » 


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