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Forming Disciples: The Basic Tasks of Catechesis

This online independent study course will examine the six fundamental tasks of catechesis that the Church summarizes in the General Directory for Catechesis as the most effective and fruitful means to form authentic disciples of Jesus Christ. Particular emphasis will be on the need to foster in students a sense of responsibility towards the community of the Church, and the need to incorporate a missionary initiation in their catechesis.Reflecting on these tasks, catechists will give consideration to how they might equip the laity to witness Christ in their everyday lives by using their gifts and talents.

Students who complete this course should be able to identify and apply the six fundamental tasks of catechesis that are derived from the Gospels to help those they teach to attain the full development of the Christian Faith. (Additional objectives can be found at the beginning of each lesson.)