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Slide 2 Powerpoint Templates Page 1 Powerpoint Templates Encounter Engage Embrace Evangelize Infusing Catholic Identity in Ones DNA Orchestrated by Leland Nagel NCCL Executive Director LNagel@NCCL.org Slide 3 Powerpoint Templates Page 2 Bearing in the Light Rejoicing in the Light Slide 4 Powerpoint Templates Page 3 So What If... Mattie Stepanek, February 1998 What if the world fills up with so many people that the earth cant hold us all? Is that a reason for war? No. Is that a reason not to love unborn babies? No. Is that a reason to let sick people die? No. It is a reason we need to make extra room, first in our hearts and then into our world It is a reason to make room for prayer because God is the only I AM. Who can answer such a What If? Slide 5 Powerpoint Templates Page 4 If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God. Slide 6 Powerpoint Templates Page 5 P R A Y National Directory for Catechesis, Chapter 5, Liturgical Catechesis Emphasizes various prayer forms Communal Private Traditional Spontaneous Gesture Song Meditation Contemplation Slide 7 Powerpoint Templates Page 6 Context and Meaning NDC: Chapter 2 Evangelization The six principle tasks of catechesis Knowledge of the Faith Participation in liturgical and sacramental life Moral Formation Learning to Pray Preparation and participation in faith community Developing a missionary spirit Slide 8 Powerpoint Templates Page 7 Eight Components of Youth Ministry Community Life/Social Justice & Service Evangelization Leadership Development Pastoral Care Prayer & Worship Advocacy Education/ Catechesis Slide 9 Powerpoint Templates Page 8 COMMUNITY LIFE Evangelization Community Life is present in all other components of Youth Ministry. Anytime the youth gather they experience Community Life. Furthermore on some level the other components are present at any purely social/community outing, activity, or event. Evangelization-All components must proclaim their faith. Slide 10 Powerpoint Templates Page 9 An American Baptist and world-renowned senior theologian, Langdon Gilkey, identified the Protestant understanding of Catholicism's distinguishing characteristics. In Catholicism Confronts Modernity, page 23, he summarizes these as: The people as community The reality of tradition The grace of caritas The sacramental sense of the living presence of God The rationality of the traditional faith Slide 11 Powerpoint Templates Page 10 Thomas Groome in EDUCATING FOR LIFE, A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent, page 59-60, elaborates and updates the five suggested in Gilkey's schema and adds three of his own. Positive anthropology Its conviction about the sacramentality of life Its relationship on relationship and community Its commitment to history and tradition Catholicism's appreciation of a wisdom rationality Spirituality - On seeking "holiness" of life Working for justice and the social values of God's reign Catholicity itself - Being open to truth wherever it can be found Slide 12 Powerpoint Templates Page 11 To create conditions for learning, the following must exist LEARNRS SAFETY Absence of threat CONNECTION Connection with others whom they will trust EXPRESSION Opportunity to express oneself ACTIVATION Acticvate prior relevant learning Slide 13 Powerpoint Templates Page 12 RITUAL and NOVELTY A B a l a n c e Rituals ensure a high level of predictability, but they can become boring. If there is simply new stimulus or novelty, it becomes chaotic It is necessary to have both of them for a balanced environment. Slide 14 Powerpoint Templates Page 13 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TIME TO DISCUSS OPTIONS Have people go for a walk with a partner and in that time answer three questions What are you grateful for? What are the highs and lows you have experienced today? What do you want to get out of our time together? Slide 15 CATHOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY How the Catholic perspective shapes: Our way of life Our way of relating to self Our way of relating to others Our way of relating to the world Our entire modus operandi as human beings (persons) Slide 16 How do you look at the world? Whats your story of life From beginning to end? Slide 17 Here are two stories Which one do you prefer? The first story begins like this: Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was a series of accidents. Energy and matter and molecules collided and somehow you are here today. Here by coincidence. Here by chance. The second story starts this way: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. And you are here today, not by accident, but because he designed you, and loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. Slide 18 Here are two stories Which one do you prefer? The first story continues: The fit live. The weak die. So kill or be killed. Survival is the name of the game. Look out for number one. And heres how the second story goes: Blessed are the meek. Blessed are the poor. Blessed are the peacemakers. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Slide 19 Here are two stories Which one do you prefer? The first story finishes like this: You die. The end. And the second story? Actually the second story has no end at all: For Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Slide 20 Here are two stories Two stories to explain the world No one can prove which one is true. No scientist, no philosopher, no politician, no theologian, no priest. It is up to you to choose. So here are two stories. Which one do you prefer? Telling the Bible, Bob Hartman Slide 21 Catholic Anthropolgy GOD IS the Beginning & End of human existence With what kind of eyes do you look out upon the world? Elohist Yahwist Slide 22 Creation Stories - Elohist Does God Have a Big Toe?: Stories About Stories in the Bible Authors: Rabbi Marc Gellman, Oscar De Mejo (Illustrator) Slide 23 Creation stories - Yahwist Ethiopian Tattoo Shop Author: Father Edward Hays Slide 24 What story do you like best? TODAY Right Now! What story best describes your view of life and the way you approach every day with God? Which story symbolizes your view of God the Creator? Which story would you choose to tell and why? Sharing ones faith is catechesis Slide 25 The Creation: The Story of How God Created the World Authors: Sheila Cassidy, Emma Hunk (Illustrator) Slide 26 Telling the Stories of Scripture STORIE S CREATING COMMUNITY People feel a part of Gods family by knowing how the church began or what happened when Jesus was born. STORIES REINFORCING VALUES Stories teach what is essential and the roots of decisions. STORIES ALLOWING MEANINGFUL FAITH CONCLUSIONS Faith in a story outlasts logical arguments, it inspires belief. Slide 27 Powerpoint Templates Page 26 Disciples Called to Witness Part III Jesus Christ offers us new hope through a New Evangelization. Through the re-proposing of the Gospel, the Church seeks to comfort all those who are burdened by offering faith, hope, love, and the gift of new life in Christ. Slide 28 Powerpoint Templates Page 27 Re-propose: Decalogue 10 Commandments Catholic Catechism for Adults Believe in the True God Reverence Gods Name Love the Lords Day Strengthen Your Family Promote the Culture of Life Marital Fidelity Do Not Steal Act Justly Tell the Truth Practice Purity of Heart Embrace Poverty of Spirit Slide 29 Powerpoint Templates Page 28 Supper of the Lamb Slide 30 Powerpoint Templates Page 29 Everyone is welcome here. is welcome here Slide 31 Powerpoint Templates Page 30 All are Welcome here. Slide 32 Powerpoint Templates Page 31 All are welcome Slide 33 Powerpoint Templates Page 32 Everyone is Offered a Place at the table Slide 34 Powerpoint Templates Page 33 Where is the Source of Hope? Who is the Source of Hope We brought burgers to the park and church broke out. Burgers, hot dogs, pickles, potato chips and brownies. There were no bricks, no stained glass and no pews with kneelers. There would be no scripture readings, but there was plenty of scriptural action: no Mass, but an active Eucharist. Slide 35 Powerpoint Templates Page 34 HISTORY AND TRADITION Wisdom Rationality Slide 36 Powerpoint Templates Page 35 T R I N I T Y What do we call Y-O-U Tale of a Bishops Encounter Names of GOD your turn Names you know/use for God or one of the persons in God Descriptive words/phrases associated with We receive names from relationships In Hebrew culture, To be nameless is to be worthless. Slide 37 Powerpoint Templates Page 36 Names for God In Gods Name Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sassso Phoebe Stone (Illustrator) Slide 38 Powerpoint Templates Page 37 God Is Defining Beauty Danielle Rose Slide 39 Powerpoint Templates Page 38 GOD IS You want to know me? You want to see my face? I do not age with time; I do not fit into a space I transcend the capacity of your eye, so who am I? Slide 40 Powerpoint Templates Page 39 GOD IS It is the question of the moment; It is the question for all time I am you and you are mine I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence Slide 41 Powerpoint Templates Page 40 GOD IS I am your father; I am your mother I am the man who cannot cry I am the story in your eyes I am the orphan of war I am the leper begging on the corner I am the black slave in chains I am the Muslim bride who cannot show her face Im the cross you carry again Slide 42 Powerpoint Templates Page 41 God Is I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in you