Discipleship: Campus Ministry Practicum

Course Number: 722/723

Open To:
Grade 12

Course Length:
Year Long; 10 Units

Elective; Satisfies one semester of the Religious Studies graduation requirement

Note: Elective course option; Satisfies one semester of the Religious Studies graduation requirement

Course Description:
Students explore the meaning of Discipleship through the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and personal reflection on their own faith journey, while actively living the call to be Disciples by planning and leading retreats, workshops and other school-wide events. This experiential course involves learning and practicing group facilitation skills, interpersonal skills, values assessment, and requires students to participate in activities beyond the classroom (i.e. retreats, trainings, conferences). Enrollment in the course is subject to a written application, personal interview and teacher approval prior to course registration.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality by Margaret Silf, 2007, 10th Edition. ISBN: 9780829426458
  • The Heart of Being Helpful by Peter R. Breggin.  Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 0826102743
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle. ISBN: 1439153159


Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Night:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Written application and personal interview