Growing in Christ

"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!"

2 Corinthians 5:17

Full Programmes

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) Faith Study Series

The CCO Faith Study Series has been designed in order to proclaim the Gospel, equip the faithful and commission them to become missionary disciples. These materials are used in a small group setting and allow for a relatable and dynamic proclamation of the Catholic Faith. The series has five levels:

  1. Discovery – invites participants to encounter Christ through a simple but challenging look at the Gospel message.
  2. Source – introduces participants to the Holy Spirit and the impact that the third person of the Trinity can make in the lives of faithful Catholics
  3. Growth – examines the fundamental practices which nurture Christian life such as prayer, sacraments, and fellowship
  4. Obedience – takes the call of being a faithful Catholic seriously. Challenging topics include the importance of Obedience and the Church, Speech, Chastity, Vocation, and Mission
  5. Commission – focuses on revealing our missionary identity as Catholics and its necessity in approaching our apostolate and personal growth in holiness.

https://cco.ca/resources/#group

Christlife

The ChristLife series is a three-step evangelisation process: Discovering Christ, Following Christ and Sharing Christ.

    • Discovering Christ – invites guests to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ
    • Following Christ – explores and encourages Catholic discipleship
    • Sharing Christ – trains Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others and invite them to be part of the Church

http://www.christlife.org

Formed by Augustine Institute

Formed is a digital platform that provides Catholic content from more than 60 organisations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programmes, ebooks, audio, parish programmes and studies direct to your browser, mobile of connected device.

http://www.formed.org

Symbolon

Symbolon is a video series produced by Augustine Institute that systematically presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. This series contains two parts including ten episodes each. In Part 1, we journey through the core teachings of the Catholic Church traced out in the Creed and Catechism with the goal of knowing the Faith. In Part 2, we focus on our encounter with God in the sacraments and the moral life so that we can be fully living the Faith. Both parts are available at formed.org.

http://www.symboloncatholic.org

http://www.formed.org

House on Rock

House on Rock is a small, family-run company producing Christian resources in the Catholic tradition. They have produced a series of faith sharing booklets. Each series contains six group sessions for faith sharing and a scheme of daily prayer based on the Divine Office.

  • Living Jesus – explores the theme of Christian discipleship[ and what it means to be called to holiness
  • Radiating Christ – explores the themes of faith and mission
  • Amazing Grace – explores the love and mercy of God, particularly experienced through the sacrament of reconciliation
  • Come Follow Me – explores the joy of spreading the Gospel
  • Lift up your hearts – explores the mercy and forgiveness the Lord offers us

Living Jesus and Lift up your hearts include pages dedicated to helping parents and grandparents share the particular theme with the children in their family.

http://www.houseonrock.co.uk/faith-sharing

The Gift - A life in the Spirit course

This is a Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE) resource. It is an inspiring practical series aimed at helping people of all ages to encounter the Holy Spirit and empowering them to share their faith. 

https://www.thegiftofthespirit.org

The Great Adventure Series

The Great Adventure Series is about learning to read the Bible. Start with Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible for “the big picture” of the Bible. Then, immerse yourself in Scripture with The Great Adventure Foundational Series: The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation, Matthew, and Acts. Dive even deeper into Scripture with individual books or themes of the Bible. Purchase one of the great adventure series from ParousiaMedia. 

www.ascensionpress.com

https://ascensionpress.com/pages/the-great-adventure

Catholic Faith Exploration, CaFE

Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE) offers a range of resources, organised under the categories of faith formation, sacraments, youth, general resources, other.

https://faithcafe.org/

Word on Fire

Founded by Bishop Robert Barron. Word on Fire offers a range of programmes, which are divided into core programmes and topical programmes.

Core Programmes:

  • Catholicism – recommended as first study as it explores what Catholics believe and why.
  • Catholicism: The New Evangelisation – for leadership groups in parishes or for adults who have been well-formed through other programs. Defines and explains what the New Evangelisation is and why it is important.
  • The Pivotal Players – presents important saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of Western civilisation.

Topical Programmes:

  • Untold Blessing: Three paths to Holiness – good follow-up after Catholicism and before Catholicism: The Evangelisation
  • Seven deadly sins and seven lively virtues – can be used as parental formation during First Reconciliation preparation
  • The Mystery of God: Who God is and Why He Matters – teaches participants how to respond to arguments from the “new atheist” and to speak intelligently about how Christians define and understand God
  • Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence – can be used as parental formation during First Holy Communion preparation
  • Conversion: Following the Call of Christ
  • Priest, Prophet, King – leads to a deeper understanding of the identity of Jesus
  • David the King
  • The Mass

https://www.wordonfire.org/study-programs/

The Activated Disciple 40-Day Challenge

This programme walks you through this transformation every step of the way with daily lectio divina, situational awareness in being observant for opportunities to evangelize, check-ins in prayer with the spiritual help of the saints and with an accountability partner, and time set aside to reflect on “the shape of your day” with a daily examen, as you cultivate the eight characteristics that mark the life of a disciple: Love, Forgiveness, Humility, Patience, Selflessness, Kindness, Attentiveness and Contrition.

www.ascensionpress.com

https://ascensionpress.com/collections/activated-disciple

Metanoia

This 10-part series featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University and founder of The Ministry of the Wild Goose, leads us on a journey with Christ into conversion. Each of the episodes explores areas of our life where conversion is so often necessary. Metanoia will examine topics such as who is Jesus, what must we do to inherit eternal life, and many other significant matters of faith. With preaching from Fr. Dave as well as personal testimonies from men and women, young and old, religious and lay, their stories will inspire you to seek to encounter Jesus and the new life he is constantly inviting us to.

https://thewildgooseisloose.com/metanoia

The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose Series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit.

https://thewildgooseisloose.com/wild-goose-main-page

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