SCCs Course Outline for Theology for the Laity Certificate Program – 2020

SCCs Course Outline

Theology for the Laity Certificate Program – 2020

Classroom 1: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hekima University College (Jesuit School of Theology)

Nairobi, Kenya

The Small Christian Community Pastoral, Ecclesial Model of Church in Africa Today

Week One (Tuesday, 7 January, 2020):

  1. Self-introduction of participants. Introduction to Small Christian Communities (SCCs). Situating SCCs in the context of ecclesiology.
  2. In small communities of five people each read and reflect on the Gospel of the following Sunday (12 January, 2020. Baptism of the Lord. Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17).

Week Two (Tuesday, 14 January, 2020): African Ecclesiology from a Small Christian Community Perspective.

Week Three (Tuesday, 21 January, 2020): Equipping African laity with reflection tools to theologize on the SCCs Model of Church from the grassroots.

Week Four (Tuesday, 28 January, 2020): Practicum (date, time and location to be decided by the participants)

  1. Participate in a weekly SCC in the neighborhood.
  2. Evaluation

Week Five (Tuesday, 4 February, 2020)

  1. African laity theologizing in SCCs.
  2. Final evaluation and the way forward.

NOTE: Participants are welcome to write their final paper of 2,500 words on a topic related to Small Christian Communities in Africa.

Rev. Joseph G. Healey, MM

Maryknoll Society

P.O. Box 43058

00100 Nairobi, Kenya

0723-362-993 (Safaricom, Kenya)

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Email: JGHealey@aol.com

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