Learn to Explain Your Faith Like Never Before!
WHAT: A 3-5 seminar series to help Catholics learn, explain, and share their faith more effectively, to become more passionate and enthusiastic about their faith. Many Catholics attend church weekly and may even be actively involved in parish life, yet they find themselves tongue-tied when discussing with friends, family, or coworkers.
However, these seminars will change all of that! These seminars will unquestionably help Catholics to know, understand, and explain their faith more proficiently and effectively.
SEMINAR #1: How to Share Your Faith and How NOT To!
Knowing how to share your faith is of utmost importance. People always advise to not discuss politics or religion because it always “leads to arguing.” However, drawing on over 20 years of experience in religious dialogue, this first introductory seminar will give all the necessary tips on discussing the Catholic faith in a manner that will help bring friends and family back to the Church.
SEMINAR #2: Science, Religion, and the Existence of God
Atheism, agnosticism, and religious indifference are rising to epidemic proportions. Doubt and skepticism are the new religions, especially of young people. Thus, this seminar deals with deep questions of faith in a logical and rational way that makes sense. Does God exist? How do we know? Isn’t the Bible full of countless contradictions? What about science and evolution? What about religious wars and bad things in the name of religion? These and other popular objections will be addressed in great detail. With more and more people falling away from church, and from religion, this may be the most popular and needed of all the seminars.
SEMINAR #3 & #4: Answering Common Objections
These seminars will examine anti-Catholicism and it’s main objections. These seminars will teach Catholics how to critically think about people attacking their faith, along with how to make an informed response. These seminars will go in depth answering common objections and misconceptions regarding Mary and the Saints, the Pope, Purgatory, Confession to a Priest, the Eucharist, Saints and statues, faith alone, the Bible alone, and much more.
SEMINAR #5: Difficult Moral Issues
Some of the most difficult issues to address today are the moral issues. These are the topics that are not often addressed well: they are either mean and overbearing or are all accepting. This seminar will present the moral issues in a compassionate way that makes complete sense. It will show why there are excellent reasons for believing what we do, and how to discuss when you disagree with someone.
Apologetics Training: These seminars could include optional hands-on training exercises in which participants would practice role playing in a safe, non-judgmental environment to help sharpen their skills, receive tips and techniques, and to prepare them to go home and share it with others.