This theology certificate program allows students to gain a sufficient theological background to effectively share the Catholic faith with others in a variety of contexts. Students will have a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and will learn how to read scripture, understand church history and engage with moral theology.
This certificate will aid one in teaching religion at Catholic schools, serving as catechists, becoming directors of religious education at parishes and becoming youth ministers. Laity who minister in the name of the Church within the Diocese of Baton Rouge are expected to acquire whatever theological and practical formation is necessary for the role(s) undertaken.
The Certificate in Catholic Theology and Catechesis meets all of the following required minimum levels of catechetical certification (these are the mandatory requirements for formation of lay ministers in the diocese):
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