Formation Program

Course on Christian Leadership and Human Development

Credits
General Overview
Learning Outcomes
Methodology

Course on Christian Leadership and Human Development

Each student will receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) from the European University of Rome UER. The 150 hours that correspond to the 6 ECTS will be divided in the following way:

  • 30 hours of personal study
  • 56 hours of classroom lectures
  • 10 hours of social service
  • 40 hours of workshops focused on human development
  • 14 hours of cultural visits

General Overview of the Course

The main objective of the course on formation and leadership given in Rome is to more deeply understand the relationship between God, man, and the world. This course, offered by the regnum Christi movement is directed towards members of the same movement who have apostolic and formative responsibilities. The course will be centered around three fundamental questions. Who is God? Who is man? What world do I live in?:

  • Firstly, the course aims to help the student recognize that man is a creature of God, that man is a son of God, and that man has a call to sanctity.

  • Thirdly, the course will provide a critical analysis of contemporary society under the following aspects: political, economic, and religious.

  • Secondly, the program will provide the tools that will enable the participants to get to know themselves. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing personal qualities and defects so as to plan one’s personal life project.

As a fruit of this of this analysis, the figure of the Regnum Christi formator will be presented as the response to these current needs. Thus, the course will also will provide an in depth analysis of the history and situation of Regnum Christi, as well as its methods of apostolate and team work.

This course will offer various conferences given by experts in the respective fields. The course will also offer workshops and activities where the participants can acquire skills and share methods, ideas, initiatives, and conclusions.

The final goal of this course is to enable the participants to make an analysis and synthesis of the information presented during the activities, so that they may develop their own criteria. This must be a personal criteria where the student not only listens to the positions of the speakers but also finds solid foundations and convincing points of reference for his integral formation as a person and member of Regnum Christi.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire and deepen one’s knowledge of the triad: God – Man – World. Seeking to encourage in the participant the desire to grow in his personal development.

  • Help the participant answer the deep question about the sense of his life.

  • Identify and discover the forces and movers that direct the cultural of the modern world.

  • Interpret the reality of society through one’s identity as a formator of Regnum Christi. Help the student learn how to respond the challenges with a critical criteria based on the truth.

  • Develop the ability to work in team, bringing together leadership and cooperation to achieve common goals.

Methodology

The teaching method of this course is based on an interactive approach; conferences, activities, workshops, and reading aimed at enabling the participant to be the protagonist of his own formation. Moreover, there will be some cultural visits to reinforce certain subjects like the history of the Church, to help the student enrich his integral formation. There will also be sessions of personal coaching to give space to dialogue with experts that can help the students get to know themselves and make personal plan for their life.


Formation Program

I. GOD - Who Is He?
  1. Encounter with a Person
    1. Prayer Workshop
    2. Sacraments: Mass and Confession
    3. Life of Grace: Spirituality Workshop
  2. Revelation
    1. Course on Sacred Scripture
  3. Tradition
    1. History of the Church
  4. Demostration/Defense
    1. Philosophical Theology (The five ways of St. Thomas)
    2. Apologetics
IV. FORMATOR OF RC - God + Man in the WORLD
  1. Regnum Christi
    1. History of Regnum Christi
    2. Charisms and Regnum Christi
    3. Authentic Leadership of a Regnum Christi Member
  2. Team Building
    1. Emotional Intelligence
    2. Activities Focused on Teamwork
    3. How to work in a team
  3. Pastoral Action according to Pope Francis – Evangelii Gaudium
    1. Thy Kingdom Come! – The Call of the Kingdom
    2. Personal accompaniment
    3. Methods of apostolate
II. MAN - Who Am I?
  1. Nature
    1. History of Philosophical Anthropology – Development of thought
    2. Temperament and character
    3. Theology of the body
    4. Self-knowledge
  2. Action
    1. Ethics and human formation
    2. Workshop: How to make decisions
    3. Spiritual direction
III. WORLD - Where Do I Live?
  1. Social dimension
    1. History of society
    2. Relative or absolute? –Fides et Ratio
    3. The millenials
    4. Homosexuality and the theory of gender.
    5. Means of comunication
    6. Etiquette
  2. Political dimension
    1. Political situation of the world
  3. Economic dimension
    1. The business environment
    2. Business ethics and pragmatism
    3. Current state of the world (Trans humanism)
  4. Religious dimension
    1. Interreligious dialogue
    2. Current religious environment

Required reading
Suggested reading

Required reading

Para el curso de formación se solicita al participante que haya leído las siguientes lecturas:

  • Fides et Ratio: On the Relationship between Faith and Reason, St. John Paul II
  • The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii gaudium, Pope Francis
  • YOUCAT: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

Suggested reading

Para un mejor entendimiento de los temas que se verán en el curso, se recomiendan al participante las siguientes lecturas:

  • Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul, John Eldredge

  • A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews with an Absolutist, Peter Kreeft

  • Praise be to you - Laudato Si, Pope Francis.

  • Man, Incarnate Spirit, Ramón Lucas Lucas