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.

Pastoral Ministry Formation

The Diocese of Dodge City, Newman University and Diocese of Salina are working together in their Pastoral Ministry Formation Program.  All courses are offered via ITV.  Brochures are being sent out with the upcoming semester course offerings.  See Docs on the left of this page. Register online at www.dcdiocese.org/pastoral-ministry-formation or contact Coleen Stein, coordinator, at 620-227-1538 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , P.O. Box 137, Dodge City KS 67801

Courses are worth 3 college credits or 36 hours of personal enrichment.

The following Schedule of Core Courses will be followed:

 

"Christology" Spring 2016
“Sacramental Theology” - Fall 2016
“Theology of the Church” - Spring 2017
“The Creeds and Faith” - Fall 2017
“Introduction to Old Testament” - Spring 2018
“Theology and Methods of Ministry” - Fall 2018
“Introduction to New Testament” - Spring 2019
“Christian Morality and Social Issues” - Fall 2019