1. How to Get Through the Bible in an Hour

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    The Bible is so long, it's easy to lose sight of the forest, because you're lost in the trees. Join Dr. John Bergsma, associate professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, as he shares perspectives, techniques, and light-hearted sketches that make it easy to learn, remember, and teach the "big picture" of the Bible storyline. Based on his new book, "Bible Basics for Catholics," Dr. Bergsma's visual approach can be adapted for a variety of settings in the parish or school, for catechesis, evangelism, or faith formation. Order the book, "Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-291-3/Bible-Basics-for-Catholics/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/

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    • The Changing Face of Catholic Parishes

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      According to the first major comprehensive study of Catholic parish life in nearly 30 years, changes are occurring that are impacting the shape of pastoral leadership, ministry, and sacramental life. The research, conducted by CARA, is part of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project with funding from the Lilly Endowment. The webinar will describe the nature of the research and present the data most likely to affect pastoral leaders as they seek to remain relevant and effective in their respective roles. The presentation will draw on the first phase of research including survey responses from 850 randomly selected parishes in the United States. This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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      • Teens and Chastity: Implementing the USCCB's New Document, "Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living"

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        Everyone agrees that our young people need education in chastity, but few seem to know how to go about imparting that essential information to them. In Catechetical Formation for Chaste Living (USCCB, 2008), the US Bishops define chastity as the virtue that “directs our sexuality toward authentic love and away from using persons as objects for sexual pleasure” and offer a framework that will help young people to develop that virtue. In this webinar, Sister Kieran Sawyer will offer an approach to sexuality education that she believes corresponds to the core content of the Chaste Living document. Based on the acronym LIFE (love, infatuation, friendship, and exploitation), her approach has been used successfully with teens for many decades. Order the book, "Sex and the Teenager," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-161-5/Sex-and-the-Teenager-Participant-Book/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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        • The Unsheltered Heart: Exploring the Spiritual Riches of Advent with Fr. Ronald Patrick Raab, C.S.C.

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          Advent is a new beginning for all people. It is a time to awaken within us a deep desire Christ's presence and to awaken our hearts to God's faithfulness. Join Fr. Raab for an hour of guided reflection on how to prepare your own heart to be unsheltered, open, vulnerable, and free Order the book, "The Unsheltered Heart," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-284-0/The-Unsheltered-Heart/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. This presentation in the Professional Development Webinar series was presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, JustFaith Ministries, and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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          • Digital Ministry and Social Media

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            Today's Church is seeking to serve an increasingly "wired" population. Join Lisa M. Hendey of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms (https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-228-X/The-Handbook-for-Catholic-Moms/) for an overview of social media technologies, including social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, as well as tools for communicating through blogs, podcasts, and streaming video. Participants will learn about the basics of these tools, their prevalence in society, the Church's recommendations for employing social media, and best practices being used around the country by parishes, dioceses, and organizations to communicate, support, and evangelize. This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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            • Pastoral Leadership in the Christian Community

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              John Quincy Adams defined leadership this way: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, to learn more, to do more and to be more than they are, then you are a leader." Leadership is an extremely complex issue. It is multidimensional - an amalgam of many different components. Effective Christian leadership requires a balanced mixture of spirituality, skill, positive relationship, unique qualities, sound theory, principles, and, perhaps, even a dash of charisma. Join bestselling authors, Br. Loughlan Sofield, S.T., and Sr. Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J. as they explore the elements of effective Pastoral Leadership in the Christian Community. Order the book, "Principled Ministry," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-263-8/Principled-Ministry/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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              • Catholic Moms: Building and Sustaining Small Groups to Support the Vocation of Motherhood

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                Today’s population of Catholic Moms want and need spiritual support just as past generations did, but reaching out to them and meeting their various needs can be a challenge. In this webinar, Lisa M. Hendey of CatholicMom.com and The Handbook for Catholic Moms will discuss a variety of suggestions for communicating with, encouraging fellowship among, and spiritually empowering the Catholic women of your diocese, parish, or organizations. Topics will include “What moms want," logistical and practical considerations, potential “Moms Group” ideas, and using the latest social media technologies to support and nurture the faith of your Catholic Moms. Order the book, "The Handbook for Catholic Moms," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-228-X/The-Handbook-for-Catholic-Moms/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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                • Celebrating the Four Pillars of Faith

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                  Join Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi for an informative reflection on the four pillars of the faith, creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer, as set forth in the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" and the "United States Catholic Catechism for Adults." His presentation is sure to enliven and equip RCIA leaders and all those who faithfully seek to pass on the treasures of our Catholic faith in adult formation. Order the book, "Pillars of Faith (4-Volume Set)," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-288-3/Pillars-of-Faith-4-Volume-Set/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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                  • Open Our Hearts: Exploring the Spiritual Riches of Lent

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                    Lent is the time when the Church is on retreat. It is a time for all of us to look deep within through prayer, reflection, worship, and journeying with others. This webinar will encourage participants to use the season fully by spending time breaking open the Word and listening with full hearts to the call of the Lord. Order the book, "Open Our Hearts," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-276-X/Open-Our-Hearts/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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                    • Infertility: Spiritual Care and Practical Support for Catholic Couples

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                      Infertility is a cross that affects one in six couples in the United States. Amid all of the emotions that come with experiencing infertility, Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. As women who walked this road for years, authors Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría know firsthand the importance of having the support of the Church community. They will explore how parishes and dioceses can provide much-needed information and spiritual support to infertile couples and those who have experienced miscarriages. Order the book, "The Infertility Companion for Catholics," here: https://www.avemariapress.com/product/1-59471-289-1/The-Infertility-Companion-for-Catholics/ This webinar was moderated by Dianna Leinen, parish resources marketing specialist at Ave Maria Press. The Professional Development Webinar series is presented exclusively by Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Lay Ministry. Find the complete schedule of free Professional Development Webinars here: avemariapress.com/webinars/

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