– Dr. Matthew T. Gerlach
Dean, Institute for Lay Ministry
This FREE non-credit course is being offered online using the seminary's learning management system, Canvas. Upon signing up for the course, students will receive a username and password for accessing the online class.
The class will be conducted online giving students the freedom to engage with the material and complete course tasks around their own schedule. The class will consist of six modules which can be completed according to the individual's own pace.
Each module will be hosted by Dr. Matthew Gerlach, Dean of the Institute for Lay Ministry at Sacred Heart, and taught by one of our distinguished faculty members. Each module will include:
- Lecture Video (~20 minutes)
- Supplemental Reading Material (~30-minutes)
- Online Discussion Forum
- Personal Assessment Quiz
The goal of the course is not to deliver a high level of rigor or stress, but
Consider this a retreat experience for the lay faithful, done at your own pace and guided by six globally esteemed professors from Sacred Heart, all of whom help
What will be covered?
What is the New Evangelization | Paco Gavrilides, STL
Instructor of Homiletics - Instructor Bio
Evangelization in the Modern World | Dr. Robert Fastiggi, PhD
Dr. Robert Fastiggi will show us why our deepest Christian identity is to be found in evangelizing according to Pope St. Paul VI’s groundbreaking document, Evangelization in the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi).
Professor of Systematic Theology - Instructor Bio
Pope Francis’ Call to Missionary Discipleship | Dr. Donald Wallenfang (OCDS), PhD
Professor of Theology/Philosophy - Instructor Bio
Archbishop Vigneron’s Call to Unleash the Gospel | Dr. Mary Healy, STD
Dr. Mary Healy will unpack the theology of the new evangelization behind Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron's call to “unleash the Gospel” in his 2016 pastoral letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Professor of Sacred Scripture - Instructor Bio
Answering the Call | Fr. John Vandenakker (CC), STD
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology & Director of Graduate Pastoral Formation - Instructor Bio
Urgency of the New Evangelization | Dr. Ralph Martin, STD
Professor of Theology & Director of Graduate Programs in the New Evangelization - Instructor Bio