Graduate Certificate in Education: Leading the New Evangelisation Unit Two
“Creating Centres of the New Evangelisation”
The second unit of the Graduate Certificate in Education: Leading the New Evangelisation run through the Australian Catholic University was held at St. Christopher’s Pastoral Centre in Canberra across the 14th and 15th of April.
This unit focussed on examining and critiquing the current approaches to creating schools as centres of the New Evangelisation. Students engaged in practical workshops and seminars around planning and leading staff and student faith formation experiences and explored current models of Youth Ministry (the CSYMA four phase model), as well as engaged in critical thought and discussion around these current approaches. Br. David Hall, Dean of the ACU La Salle Academy also gave a guest lecture on Creating Centres of the New Evangelisation.
It was wonderful to see so many people gathered together, committed to bringing creative ideas and new ways of thinking to their communities, in order to enact the vision of creating Catholic schools as centres of the New Evangelisation.
Some of the participant feedback included:
The unit was particularly informative and practical. The balance of lecture input, discussion and workshop presentations was perfect. I am excited about the future of Catholic schools.
These are great units for those involved as RE teachers and leaders in school settings. They are fundamental for any teacher engaging in the Church and with young people.
The LNE is incredibly important to recognize and embrace the importance of youth in the survival of the Church. The LNE focused on this.
New participants can join the Graduate Certificate in Education: Leading the New Evangelisation in Unit One Faith Formation in the New Evangelisation in August when it runs again from the 17th – 19th in Canberra.