College Life Effective Catechesis for College Students
How does College Life work?
College Life is a simple online series-based solution to the problem of keeping students connected to their Catholic faith and their home parish while they are off at college.
- Begin a series: Each series in College Life is geared toward walking with college students over a period of time with a given subject. Over time there will be more series to pick from to share with college students.
- Email College Students: Download each PDF and send your college students an attachment with that part of the series. If there is a video involved just copy and paste the link to the individual page on CatholicYouthMinistry.com.
- Read and Journal through a Series: When college students get your email they will click on the link to begin that part of the series. If it’s their first time on the site they will be asked to register. After registering, they will login and read/journal through the night along with watching a video from Paul George, the creator of College Life.
- Follow up with the group: College students want to stay connected to their parishes back at home. Set up a time for people to get together over group emails, Facebook groups, or Google+ hangouts to share your thoughts about each topic in the series.
Benefits of using College Life
Flexible and Workable
Because your college students use the College Life studies on their own time, they’re more likely to engage because it fits into demanding schedules.
It’s easy to keep in touch when your Life Teen graduates when they first start college, but very quickly your emails and phone calls can become awkward and strained. With College Life, you keep positive, directed communication with your graduates because it’s all centered on the current College Life series. We give you something to talk about.
Connected to Parish
College Life lets you continue the Catholic community that you built at Life Teen once your teens graduate high school. When students return home for breaks and summers, they’ll look forward to coming by your parish.
Welcome to Leveled, a five part Scripture and Catechism study for college students and young adults on living a God centered and balanced life. Prior to being named Pope, Benedict XVI was named Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Cardinal Ratzinger wrote about the new evangelization in a unique and beautiful way. He stated, “Human life cannot be realized by itself. Our life is an open question, an incomplete project, still to be brought to fruition and realized. Each man’s fundamental question is: How will this be realized — becoming man? How does one learn the art of living? Which is the path toward happiness? To evangelize means: to show this path — to teach the art of living.” What does this fully mean? What does it mean to live life the way God created us to live it? Is this possible today? It is with this heart that these studies for College Life were birthed — a true heart to reach a generation with the Good News of Jesus Christ. For it is Christ who came to teach us how to live, to live freely, and to know what it means to be “the art of living.” We pray that this study, “Leveled,” is one of many amongst the College Life resources that helps many students on their journey with Christ.
What If? is a Scripture and Catechism series for college students and young adults. The aim of this series is to help students get answers to the questions they are asking: What’s God’s plan for my life? What’s my purpose? Why am I here? Students are looking in many places to find answers to these questions. Although they might find temporary solutions, they remain unsatisfied and longing for more. This study guides students to the one source that can answer all their questions and give true freedom: The heart of God. Throughout this study students will have the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with God, challenge themselves to grow as sons and daughters of God, and ultimately find true happiness in knowing the mission God has in store for them.
Made For Greatness
Have you ever felt worthless or unloveable? Have you ever felt unfulfilled by worldly desires? You’re not alone. In this College Life resource “Made for Greatness,” Leah Darrow shares her story about finding God’s love in the middle of total emptiness. Accompanying her witness are downloadable group discussion questions as well as a guided reflection specifically designed to lead students through a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration.