New Ways of Being Church

05.23.2005 | CatholicThe University of Dayton's Institute for Pastoral Initiatives will address the ever-changing needs of lay ecclesial ministers and Catechetical and youth ministry leaders during "New Ways of Being Church" June 13-24 at the University of Dayton.

"We're living in a rapidly evolving culture and the Church needs to adapt to those changes while nurturing our rich Catholic heritage and tradition in the lives of our people," said Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, M.H.S.H., director of UD's Institute for Pastoral Initiatives. "We are trying to address those emerging needs."

The program includes courses in spirituality, adult faith formation, uses of the media in ministry, interpersonal communication, and topics in youth and adult ministry, presented by international experts.

The institute is designed to meet the leadership and educational needs of the Church by offering continuing education and formation of lay and clergy leadership in a community setting. Adult learners from across the country and abroad attend the events annually.

"Our program enables people to grow in their own spirituality and learn how to nurture and support spirituality in other people's lives," Zukowski said.

"New Ways of Being Church" is presented in collaboration with UD's department of religious studies and School of Education and Allied Professions.

For media interviews, contact Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, at (937) 229-3126. For complete course information, click here.