Adult Faith Formation
Answering the call for the new evangelization, this multi-media, educational program reveals the truth, beauty and goodness of the faith in an unprecedented way. Fr. Robert Barron created this groundbreaking program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Not a video lecture, Church history or scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. The Catholicism Study Program presents the strong, ecclesial dimension of the Catholic Faith – God’s revelation through Jesus Christ and His Church.
Catholicism: The New Evangelization
Throughout history, the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy- a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures, and even sent some believers to prison and others to their graves. We have the same call. That’s evangelization. Catholicism taught us what the Church believes and why. Catholicism: The New Evangelization shows us how to put our faith into action with new ardor, new methods and new expressions. Father Barron’s original Catholicism series took us on a journey around the world and deep into the Faith. This new documentary takes another step on the journey, outlining the tenets of the New Evangelization and showcasing movements and individuals who have answered the call to spread the Good News in today’s increasingly secular culture. Catholicism: The New Evangelization is accompanied by a study program for adult and mature teen faith formation, which was written by Brandon Vogt, author of “The Church and New Media” and well-known Catholic blogger and advocate of the Church’s evangelization efforts via the new media.
Epic: A Journey Through Church History
Journey through the history of Catholicism! This exciting 20-part DVD series takes you through the major people, places and events that make up the history of the Catholic Church. You will see the glory of the Church founded by Christ and understand where you fit into this Epic story. Each 50 minute presentation is designed to accompany a lesson in the Epic: A Journey Through Church History Study Set, which contain the essential reading assignments, questions, and suggested responses for the study.
Epic: The Early Church
The second study in the Epic Church history series, The Early Church is a 10-part program that presents in exciting and dramatic detail the first 500 years of the Church through the lives and events of the saints, philosophers, theologians, martyrs, and ruthless emperors.
A Quick Journey Through the Bible
A Quick Journey Through the Bible is an excellent way to launch a parish Bible study program or to build interest in adult faith formation. This simple, accessible program uses the Bible Timeline learning system to give people a useful framework from which to read and understand the Bible. Jeff Cavins takes a chronological walk through the Bible story in a way that reveals God’s plan for His Creation; what went wrong at the beginning; and how God worked through history to reconcile his lost children to Himself while building His kingdom.
The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique colour-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. In this 24-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins introduces Catholic principles of Scripture Study and provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the entire biblical narrative. Each 50-55 minute presentation is designed to follow a lesson in The Bible Timeline Study Kit, which contains the essential questions and reading assignments for the study.
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom
Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ, who establishes a New Law and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Participants will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ Jewish culture, this study will help participants understand who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today. Matthew is an ideal follow-up study to the basic narrative of Scripture taught in The Bible Timeline study. In this 24-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.
Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
Step Three in The Great Adventure Bible Study Program, Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew by showing how Christ’s Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth. The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative. In this 20-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the The Acts of the Apostles.
Galatians: Set Free to Live
Paul’s letter to the Galatians speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” This fascinating letter reveals the merciful love that God the Father has for us, his children. It speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and it explains how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice through faith and love. Galatians is a study that will reignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you. Galatians: Set Free to Live is an eight-part bible study. In this DVD series, Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the book of Galatians.
Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
In this intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture, Jeff Cavins explores Revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history. In this 11-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins provides comprehensive teaching and commentary on the book of Revelation.
Pillar I: The Creed
This Creed is a 12-part study that guides participants through the first of the four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pillar I: The Creed provides the foundation needed to begin the four-part journey through the complete Pillars series. The Creed opens up the structure of the Catechism and shows how it is far more than a list of “faith facts,” but instead a sure map for their journey of faith.
Pillar II: Sacraments
In Pillar II: Sacraments, the second study in the four-part Pillars program, Sean Innerst continues to open up the treasures of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only will you learn about the power and purpose of the sacraments, you’ll also discover how these fonts of inexhaustible grace can transform your life, providing strength, healing, and hope.
Walking Toward Eternity
Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk
Walking Toward Eternity is an inspiring series designed to help participants live their faith more fully. Through daily prayerful meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), they will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ. Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in daily life. In this eight-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on what it takes to practice Christian virtues in your daily life. Poignant stories of those who are walking in these virtues are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice.
Walking Toward Eternity: Engaging the Struggle of Your Heart
Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart, the second series in the Walking Toward Eternity Program, is a challenging study that can open our eyes to obstacles in our Christian walk such as greed, envy, fear and shame. Through prayer, reflection, guidance, and the aid of the Holy Spirit, we begin to engage these difficulties in a positive way as we continue toward our goal of union with Christ. In this eight-part DVD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on a number of obstacles that aggravate us, discourage us, and can even hinder our relationship with Christ. Poignant stories of those who have struggles with these obstacles are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice.