Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education is hosting an information meeting about the Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry Extension Program (LIMEX) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 17 at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, St. James Church Hall, 50 Rosemont Road, North Jackson.
Information includes course requirements, tuition, spiritual formation, and application for this graduate religious education and pastoral studies degree and certificate program in the diocese.
This program of graduate ministry education is for lay, religious and ordained people who are engaged in church ministry or for laity who want to address themselves to their ministry in the world.
Loyola Institute for Ministry, in cooperation with church-related sponsoring agencies across the United States, Scotland, England, Canada and Nigeria, responds to the needs of ministry and education personnel who have limited access to Catholic educational resources by offering on-site programs leading to the master of religious education and master of pastoral studies degrees with focus areas in Christian spirituality for pastoral ministers, pastoral life and administration, youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, religion and ecology, marketplace ministry and small Christian community formation.
LIMEX offers this same program of study for a noncredit continuing education certificate.
Ten of the courses are taken in learning groups. Each course is led by a Loyola-certified facilitator. Sessions for each course employ a learning design in which downloadable class lectures and other required and suggested readings are correlated with the participant’s experience by means of reflective processes.
Registration for the meeting is requested. Contact the Office of Religious Education at 330-744-8451.