This Leader’s Pack includes everything a Group Leader or Facilitator needs to easily implement and run The Early Churchstudy. The pack includes the The Early Church Leader’s Guide and Timeline Chart as well as the Epic Bookmark. Each Leader and Facilitator should have a Leader’s Pack.
To effectively run the Group Discussions following each presentation, it is suggested that classes be broken down into groups of 10 to 12 students, with one facilitator per group.
The full-color Leader’s Guide contains the entire contents of The Early Church Student Workbook as well as a detailed Leader’s Overview and suggested responses to the Discussion Questions.
The Leader’s Guide Includes:
- Resources and Tips to help Leader’s plan a study.
- Ideas and Suggestions for effective ways to promote the study.
- Instructions for running the study.
- Essential suggested responses and guidelines for the – Discussion Questions.
- Tips for organizing and managing groups.
- “Ten Commandments” for great small group discussions.
Steve Weidenkopf is the creator and co-author of the Epic: A Journey Through Church History program and a lecturer of Church history at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. He served as the Director of the Office of Marriage & Family Life for the Archdiocese of Denver (2001-2004) and as an advisor to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Steve holds an MA in theological studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College and a BA in international relations from Syracuse University. Steve lives with his wife and their children in northern Virginia.
Outstanding... a great opportunity to learn Church history in a really fun and easy way... I was able to see the work of the Holy Spirit in the early Church, and it causes me to reflect on how the Holy Spirit is working in our Church today.
- Bill C.
I think any parish would want to offer this program. It’s a great way to set a fire in your parishioners’ hearts to go out and spread the good news.
- Eileen W.
Steve’s presentation style is phenomenal. He not only has all the facts, but he brings out the personalities of the characters involved.
- Doug H.
This study really helps me to get a more complete picture of our story as God’s people. The new covenant that was established through Jesus is a new kingdom and an eternal kingdom, and I could really see how that kingdom came about and how we are now part of it.
- Grace B.