The Pastoral Institute will be offering its 10-week, 20-hour Foundations for Ministry Program in two languages beginning in January in various host sites. This program is designed for men and women who are discerning participation in the longer Lay Ministry Program or who desire a basic update in theology for ministry. It is being offered in English and Spanish.
The Pastoral Institute of the Diocesan School of Evangelization is committed to the formation of the faithful for various lay leadership roles. It covers topics such as Theology as a Field of Study, The Emerging Role of the Laity, Jesus: His Mission, His Message, His Ministry, and Moral Theology.
Persons who complete the program receive a certificate of completion and may be eligible to receive ongoing or enrichment formation credits for the Living and Leading by Faith Catechist Formation Program.
Interested persons may register online www.bqonlineformation.org.
Members of parish councils, parish pastoral planning committees, or those who are already in parish ministry would benefit from this program.