Primarily when we think of catechists, we think of people being called to a teaching ministry in the local congregation, which may include teaching youth and adult catechism classes, leading Alpha Groups, or Bible studies. This ministry is greatly lacking and much needed in God’s church today.
However, catechesis is far greater than just teaching doctrine. Catechesis involves the formation of the whole person into the image of Christ; therefore, licensed catechists may be called to:
● Spiritual Direction ● Intercession
● Pastoral Counseling ● Inner-Healing
● Ministering to the Poor and the Infirm ● Evangelism and Church Planting
Since these ministries can only bear fruit by the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, students engage in spiritually formative practices throughout the year that enables them to hear God’s voice and follow his leading.