12th Grade Theology: Jesus Christ and Church History
Students deepen their understanding of Jesus Christ, the fullness of God’s Revelation, as they encounter him in the living Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. As the students encounter “Jesus and the Church”, they will begin to recognize Christ present and active in their lives through the visible and vibrant mission of the Church, defined by four characteristics—one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic.
While Jesus and the Church places the foundations of the Church in their historical and scriptural context, the course goes further by guiding students to recognize the sacred nature of the Church and engaging them to more actively participate in the living Body of Christ and serve as witnesses to the sacred Gospel in the world today. Simply put, the goal of this class is to change the lives of students by making real-life connections between what they are learning about the Church and how they encounter Jesus in the contemporary world.