A little background …
I started teaching CCE about four years ago when I finished my MBA. I figured I “knew enough” about the faith (I’m a cradle-Catholic and my dad is a permanent Deacon.) What I didn’t remember, I could read the night before, right?!
God was gracious enough to let me know how big a fool I was/am. The Holy Spirit has filled my heart with a desire to learn more and more about the faith so that I can share it. I’ve purchased several books (Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic, Trent Horn’s Answering Atheism; Devin Rose’s Protestant’s Dilemma, and many others.)
These are great resources, but I think I desire for something more formal and less scatter-shot. I’ve actually contemplated the Diaconate, but I still need to properly discern that decision. Also, a new cycle is starting in our Diocese soon; therefore, I’ll wait until the next cycle starts in a few years.
Unfortunately money IS a concern. I’m not able to pay for a school that charges $3k-$4K a class. I’m looking for a relatively affordable program that will give me a Master’s level of understanding of our faith.
Any other suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks in advance.