The Mission of the Church: Theory and Practice
Date: February 2010
Duration: 7 hours 18 minutes
Christ calls all of us to follow Him on His mission to spread the Gospel"to the ends of the earth." Now, you are invited to learn about the heart of Christ's mission as it is embodied in the Catholic Church.
The Second Vatican II emphasized the necessity of mission; in Ad Gentes we learn that"the Church, driven by inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder, strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men." Today, all dioceses, parishes, and Christians are called to continue Jesus' mission to make God's love, salvation, and justice a reality on earth.
This 12-lecture audio series will introduce you to the theory and practice of mission. Your guide is one of the foremost experts on mission, Fr. Roger Schroeder, S. V. D., Chair of Catholic Missiology at the Catholic Theological Union.
Under his guidance, you will look at the broad mission of God, tracing the origins of the Church through the Acts of the Apostles. Then you will look at inspiring examples of mission throughout history. You will gain a thorough understanding of the Church's practice of mission today by addressing the most essential aspects of spreading Christ's Word.
This series will fill your mind and heart with a desire to participate in God's mission of love, salvation, and justice. Join Christ on His Mission today.