Catechetical Workshop

Proclaiming the Kingdom, St. Petersburg

October 03, 2020
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Bethany Center
Lutz, FL • Directions

Join our Workshop staff for a FREE one-day program in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida on our call as catechists and teachers to proclaim the Good News of God's love to our students. This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected college professor, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow catechists and teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions. All Catholic School teachers who attend will receive 4 MIP Points and all Catechists will receive 4 hours of Continuing Catechetical Growth Points


Check-in and Breakfast

Program Introduction

The Jesus Elevator Pitch
How well do we know the basic Gospel message? Could we share all the essential details with a complete stranger? Spend time exploring the essential elements of sharing the basic Gospel message with our students and others.

A New Missionary Landscape: Kerygmatic Catechesis and the New Evangelization
Enjoy the first of two presentation by Prof. Lucas Pollice, followed by Q & A.


"The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand"
Spend time engaging in interactive activities that will help your students understand the essential elements of Jesus' message.

Holy Mass


Touching Hearts and Renewing Minds: Key Methods for Presenting a Kerygmatic Catechesis
Enjoy the second and final presentation by Prof. Lucas Pollice, followed by Q & A.

Apples to Kerygma
Spend time collaborating with colleagues by discussing ways to ensure every doctrine taught relates back to the basic Gospel message.

Additional Resources, Evaluation

Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.

Spriritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.

Practical Application

Practical Application

A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.



Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry.  Jose has led over 250 of our workshops in over 45 dioceses, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.


Lucas Pollice is an Associate Professor of Theology and Catechetics for the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. He had previously served as the director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas. Lucas has been involved in full-time parish and diocesan catechetical ministry since 1999 and in addition to teaching directs and presents at catechetical training conferences across the country for parish RCIA and adult faith formation leaders.  He is the author of Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism, a complete curriculum for RCIA (Emmaus Road Publishing) and has worked in the development and production of Symbolon:  The Catholic Faith Explained, Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage, and other catechetical series produced by the Augustine Institute. Lucas and his wife, Mary, have six children and live in Highlands Ranch, CO.

18150 Bethany Center Dr, Lutz, FL 33558, USA

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