Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies “CCRS”

The Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies is a blended-learning course that introduces students to the basics of the Catholic faith. It runs through a series of intensive study days combined with online classroom teaching. It is a little more demanding than the Diocesan Certificate of Catholic Studies.

In 2022/23 the entire course will be accessible online as a distance learning course.

Cost:

  • £65 per module for accreditation (includes 1500-word assignment)
  • £50 for attendance only for complete module
  • £30 for attendance at full study day only

If you are interested in attending any of these modules as an affiliate student or guest, please contact: info@mbit.cam.ac.uk

Further enquiries to Sue Price: sep56@cam.ac.uk.

The Person and Work of Christ

Leader:  Dominic White OP

Dates: 19th Nov 2022 10.00 – 4.00pm (study day) in person at MBIT, 21st and 28th Nov 4.00– 6.00pm online

Where: study day MIBT and online (hybrid), follow up days online via Zoom only

Aim: The purpose of this module is to deepen participants’ awareness of the significance and centrality of the person and work of Jesus Christ in the daily life of the Christian as well as in the worship of the Church.

Course Content:

  • The participants’ own images of Jesus Christ and how such images are shaped by the arts (music/art/architecture), personal history and worship
  • Images of Christ drawn from the Bible
  • Credal  statements and their relevance today, with particular reference to the Council of Chalcedon and the Nicene Creed, and the historical and social context in which they developed
  • Jesus as the second person of the Trinity
  • Reflection on the concept of the Kingdom of God as it is expressed in the Bible and understood today.

More information on this course can be found on pages 24 to 27  in the Short Course Brochure for 2022 2023

The Church

Leader:   Rev Dr Matt Bullimore
Dates:      21st Jan 10.00 – 4.00 in person at MBIT, Online 23rd and 30th Jan, 4.00 – 6.00pm
Where:    Study day MBIT and online (hybrid), follow up days online via Zoom only

Aim: The purpose of this module is to enable participants to reflect on the nature of the Church and its mission in the world today.

Course Content:

  • The meaning and significance of the term Church, as used in the earliest days and developed in later practice
  • The significance and practical implications of the ecclesiology of Vatican II and the communio model and the role of Mary as the first disciple
  • The mission of the Church in the world today
  • The relationship between the Catholic Church and other denominations
  • The relationship of the Catholic Church to other religions.

More information on this course can be found on pages 24 to 27  in the Short Course Brochure for 2022 2023

Children’s Spirituality

Course Leader: Dr Sue Price
Dates: 18th March 2023 10.00 – 4.00 in person at MBIT, 20th and 27th March 4.00 – 6.00pm online.
Where: Study day MBIT and online (hybrid), follow up days online via Zoom only

Aim: The purpose of this module is to help participants develop an understanding of Children’s Spirituality and consider what supports and what hinders Children’s Spirituality in the complex, plural society which surrounds children. The module will also consider how children express their spirituality within their everyday experiences.

Course Content

  • an understanding of how religion and spirituality is viewed within contemporary society.
  • Introduction to current research within Children’s Spirituality
  • Consideration of different learning theories and their impact on children’s spirituality
  • Experiential learning
  • Consideration of how to apply theory into practice when working with children to encourage their spirituality.

More information on this course can be found on pages 24 to 27  in the Short Course Brochure for 2022 2023