Catechumenate Across the Curriculum

 

Presidentís Lecture

June Session 2006

 

Introduction:

    What is the purpose of the Presidentís Lecture?

 

a)    Review the vision

 

b)    Apply the vision

 

Can we think of an IWS education as a catechumenate process?

 

 

I.  Why think of an IWS education in catechetical terms?

 

    Origins of Christian Catechism

a)    Acts 2

 

b)    Baptismal pattern of spiritual formation

                Ro. 6; Gal. 5; Eph. 6; Col. 3; 1 Peter; Didache

 

 

II. How can we think of an IWS education as catechetical?

 

Ancient Catechesis

Contemporary Catechesis

IWS Education

Inquiry

Seeker

701  Biblical & Historical  

       Foundations

Rite of Welcome

Rite of Conversion

 

Catechumenate

Discipleship

702  Sunday Worship

Rite of Election

Rite of Covenant

703  Christian Year

Purification and  

   Enlightenment

Spiritual Formation

704  Sacred Actions and

       Ministries

Rite of Baptism

Rite of Baptism

 

Mystagogue

Finding your Gift

801  Thesis

 

 

III.    Outcomes

        Biblical Reflection          :       Story of God

        Historical Reflection       :       Paradigm Thinking

        Theological Reflection    :       Common Tradition

        Cultural Reflection         :       Intellectual History

        Missiological Reflection   :       The Churchís Mission to the World

 

 

Conclusion

    The Challenge: apply to the ministry in your church

 

06/24/06