Pastoral Ministry Formation
The Office of Lay Ministry Formation has joined the Dodge City Diocese in conjunction with Newman University in their formation program for Lay Ecclesial Ministry. Drawing on the U.S. Bishops' document, Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry, the program will focus on four poles of formation.
- The Human qualities critical to form wholesome relationships and necessary to be apt instruments of God's love and compassion.
- A spirituality and practice of prayer that root them in God's Trinitarian life, grounding and animating all they do in ministry.
- Adequate knowledge in theological and pastoral studies, along with the intellectual skill to use it among the people they will serve.
- The practical pastoral abilities called for in their particular ministry.