Discipleship Curriculum

This curriculum provides a ripple effect for strengthening discipleship in a community of faith like a pebble dropped in water. The ripple of knowledge is created through reading scripture, sacred gazing on the illuminated Word and faith sharing. The ripples continue to move and light changes on the water. The longer one watches, the more one sees. It is designed for small-faith communities, adult education groups, young adult reflection groups, whole community catechesis, and parish meetings

The six circles, moving from the center outward, represent:

  • Baptism
  • Personal Relationship with Christ
  • Liturgical and Community Life
  • The Six Pillars of Catechesis
  • Disciplines of Discipleship
  • Catholic Social Teaching

The model is available for you to print and use in various formats:

Preferred – 8.5″ x 14″ (legal sized paper) – PDF
8.5″ x 11″ (letter sized paper) – PDF
2048 x 1536 (PowerPoint dimensions) – PNG

The sequence of the curriculum is not linear, rather, it spirals outward, deepening one’s capacity for discipleship. The model is open and fluid and nonsequential, meaning a logical order moving from the center and outward is not necessary. It is the sustained practice of Seeing the Word that is transformative. This model is described more thoroughly in the Seeing the Word Program Manual through Liturgical Press.

Edit 6/16/13 — The model has now been updated to better reflect the language used in Catholic Social Teaching. Only the outermost layer has been affected.

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