Ministry Training Source offers a variety of training solutions for your organization whether that is a face-to-face event or an online one. Our trainers and consultants regularly provide workshops on a variety of topics. Current workshop options are provided, however please contact any one of our trainers for a customized training event. Our trainers have been leading live synchronous training events since 2002, and we are experts on creating engaging and impactful live online learning.
Popular Workshops Offered by Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale
Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment: A Time of Discernment and Action
What will the future hold for the church’s pastoral ministry with youth and young adults? This is one of the primary questions reflected upon as part of The XV Ordinary Synod on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” This synod provides the church a unique opportunity to listen and focus our attention on ministry with the younger members of our faith communities. This workshop will suggest ways that your community can be engaged with and benefit from the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Topics for discussion and reflection will include an understanding of the major themes in the preparatory document, as well as strategies for engaging your community in dialogue and action on Synod priorities.
The Future of Learning and Its Implications for Faith Formation: Where Are We Headed and Where Do We Want to Go?
Is the way we learn being changed by the technology that surrounds our lives? With so much information at our fingertips, it is not hard to believe that the way we learn is changing. There is not doubt that the rapidly evolving future of learning will be collaborative, video-based, micro or bite-sized, and mobile. What are the implications of the changing landscape of learning on how we:
- Teach about faith?
- Engage and support parents in forming their children?
- Ensure that our formation will be accessible and engaging to a new generation of learners?
Participants will leave with an understanding of the emerging research and thinking on learning today and in the future with an opportunity to have a dialogue about the implications for how we teach and pass on faith.
You Can Call Us??? Understanding the Up and Coming Post-Millennial Generation of Children and Adolescents
It is not clear what they will be called. While, there is no clear name yet for the generation that will follow the Millennials, some names in the running include: Generation Z, iGeneration, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, Homelands, Gen Next, Post Gen, or Plurals. Each of these names gives a hint about influences, this generation, and how they will be defined and understood. The first members of this generation were born between 2000-2005 with the oldest of this group being young adolescents today. They will be filling nurseries and K-12 schools for the next fifteen years so their identities are still forming. However, we know they’ll be the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in history. This workshop will explore research and projections, as well as what we need to be doing now as a church to prepare for their entry into our parishes, schools and families.
Digital Media and Ministry
In this world and culture that is permeated by digital media, how should the church relate and/or embrace these new communications tools for ministry? There are so many choices and considerations in developing a strategy for effectively using digital and social media in ministry. This workshop will assist participants in understanding best practices, the diversity of options, and how to integrate digital media into ministry.
The Challenge of Passing on Faith: How Do We Reach and Teach Every Person Every Time?
Teaching about the faith can be a challenging experience, especially with the young. How do we know what we are teaching is actually learned and applied in their lives? There are many theories about learning that can be utilized in developing faith-filled learning experiences. However, the 4MAT learning theory, which is based upon brain-based learning research, helps educators and catechists develop learning experiences that engage all learning styles. Dr. McCorquodale, a certified 4MAT trainer, will help participants understand the natural cycle of learning by answering four questions in every learning experience: Why, What, How, and If.
Selected Training Topics
- Leadership Development; Servant Leadership
- Lay Ecclesial Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Adolescent Catechesis
- Using Technology in Ministry
- Certification and Accreditation
- Understanding Today’s Generation of Youth and Emerging Adults
- Understanding the Role of Parents in Forming Youth
- Religious Formation and Catholic Identity