Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, June 9-12, 2014

 Leadership and the Mission of Jesus



This seventh year of the Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from schools and parishes to focus on their centrality to the Church's mission to evangelize, that is, to announce in lives and words the Good News of God's enduring love.  In fact, one of the new Defining Characteristics for Catholic education is “Contributing to the Evangelizing Mission of the Church” whose origin and identity is the missionary mandate of Jesus entrusted to his disciples to make disciples of all the nations.

This year’s Institute will be a resource for parish and school leaders by:

  • Highlighting the centrality of school and parish leadership to the Church's mission of evangelization
  • Reflecting on participants’ current experience and practice of evangelization
  • Returning to the scriptural roots of Jesus' mandate to evangelize, especially in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
  • Proposing multiple approaches or models of evangelization from Scripture
  • Imagining possibilities in light of newly learned approaches or models
  • Making applications together to participants’ specific situations

Participants can also

  • Receive credit from the Office of Religious Education either for the “Administrator as Spiritual Leader” requirement, or continuing education (renewal) credit, or for “Spirituality,” both basic and advanced (if needed)
  • Receive optional Loyola graduate or CEU credit.

At the end of the Institute, participants will have a deeper appreciation for the scriptural roots of contemporary evangelization, a clearer understanding of each of the gospel writer’s insights into Jesus’ missionary mandate for the Church, and practical plans for implementation in school and parish settings. 

 The Summer Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Catholic Schools and the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and by the Loyola Institute for Ministry.  It takes place on campus at Loyola University New Orleans.  


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