These highly interactive, engaging, and convenient adult theology courses are designed for the adult student who desires to know God, love God, and serve God in this life in order to be happy with Him in the next. Class size is limited to ensure maximum learning and faith formation as well as providing an environment for students to learn with and from each other in discussion and relationship as the course progresses. Courses are one session per week. Holy Owned and Operated currently offers three course semesters per year. Some courses may qualify for certification or continuing education credit within your diocese.
Adult Theology Courses
HOO 101: RCIS
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LIST OF WEEKLY COURSE TOPICS
- Week 1: An Introduction to the Basics
- Week 2: Desire for God
- Week 3: Natural Revelation
- Week 4: Divine Revelation
- Week 5: The Transmission of Divine Revelation
- Week 6: Divine Inspiration
- Week 7: How Was the Bible Put Together?
- Week 8: Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church
- Week 9: Authentic Interpretation of Scripture
- Week 10: The Bible in Relation to Science and History
- Week 11: Introduction to the Old and New Testaments
- Week 12: Covenants in the Bible
- Week 13: The Gospels’ Central Place in Scripture
- Week 14: The Gospel of John
SUMMER 2021 Registration Now Open
The Revelation of Christ in Scripture
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Beth Cowles, MACE | ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 20 Seats
14 75-minute Online Classes over 14 Weeks
Up to TWO students per single registration!
Tuition: $150 | $125 if paid in advance | $90 for Flexible Scheduling
Click here to register now.
Registration closes: May 26, 2021 | 7:00 PM CDT
4 Seats Remaining
This theology course has been written to invite you to find and understand your purpose as a child of God and to live that purpose – to love and be loved by God and to live His love in the world around you.
To find and understand this purpose, we will explore Divine Revelation in Scripture through this particular lens. The lessons are meant to increase your knowledge of
- WHO Jesus Christ is;
- HOW Jesus can be part of your life, and;
- WHY Jesus desires to be part of your life.
We will grow intellectually and spiritually, and the relationship you build with Jesus and the community of the class will be the perpetual gift you will get in this class to open and enjoy throughout your life.
Revelation of Christ in Scripture is 14 classes over 14 weeks. This is a weekly 75-minute online class via Zoom.
The learner is responsible for reading the assignments prior to class so as to be able to participate fully in class discussions and activities. Attendance at class is expected. Community is part of who we are as human beings and Catholics, so class discussion and interactive activities are a core process of learning and assimilating the material. The learner can expect the instructors to be well-prepared, on time and communicative regarding any changes to the curriculum or schedule, and available for follow-up clarification of lessons.
Each class has a private discussion forum and exclusive page for conversation, notes, and follow-up information. This is hosted by Holy Owned and Operated on the web site and is available for registered students of that class only.
Classes are recorded and made available within 24 hours of the end of the class for that week. These videos are posted exclusively for registered students on the class page.
BONUS: Up to two individuals in the same home can share one registration on the same screen!
Tuition for this 14-class, 18 hour course is available in three options:
$150 – Payable in installments of $50 per month, starting with registration and two equal payments during the course. Billing will occur on the same day as registration in the second and third month.
$125 – A $25 discount is offered for payments made in full at the time of registration. Students who pay the tuition in-full one-time at registration save 17%..
$90 – Payable in installments of $30 per month, starting with registration and two equal payments during the course. Billing will occur on the same day as registration in the second and third month.
This $90 option is specifically for those who cannot attend the live class at the regularly scheduled time. See the detailed description of the course for more information. This is the Flexible Scheduling Option. Upgrade to live class attendance can be purchased for $40 at any point in the course.
Books are not included in the tuition. Registered students will receive instruction for where to purchase the optional textbook as well as preferred translations of The Bible and the correct edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Holy Bible.
- Either the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) ,or;
- the New Standard Revised Version, Catholic Edition (NSRVCE).
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition
The Revelation of Christ in Scripture Student Textbook and Student Workbook published by Sophia Institute Press from the Sophia Institute Press Spirit of Truth Series. These are USCCB approved texts. Professor Cowles includes supplemental materials in classes and provides notes for each class.
We have created a preview video of the textbook below.
Professor Beth Cowles, MACE, DRE, CRE
Mama | HOO™ Co-Founder, Director of Faith Formation, and Lead Catechist
Beth grew up in a loving Catholic/Episcopalian family. Her father is Catholic, and her mother was Episcopalian until 2015, when she entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Beth attended Catholic School from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and the public high school as there was no local Catholic High School. She joined the high school youth group (CYO) at a local parish and became involved on a retreat team that put on the Confirmation retreat for the local teens. She attended Texas A&M University and became involved with the college ministry at St. Mary’s in College Station as a lector and in Aggie Awakening. While at Texas A&M she met Kristofer. They were married three months after she graduated.
Beth worked as a full- and part-time science and math teacher in public, private, and parochial schools for several years before entering ministry fulltime in 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas. She was hired as the Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education (CRE) and promoted to DRE, and also served a two-year stint as the high school youth minister from 2012 to 2014. While the parish’s only fulltime professional Faith Formation minister, Beth trained scores of catechists, taught Sacramental Preparation classes to hundreds of parish families, led the RCIA Adapted for Children, and coordinated countless retreats and multigenerational programs, events, rites and gatherings for the Faith Formation programs. For eight years she was the deanery representative for the DREs to the Diocese of Austin, and for much of her tenure she taught diocesan sponsored classes and mentored parish catechetical leaders both informally and formally. Beth is an authorized presenter for the Austin Diocese.
Beth has written and produced six original Vacation Bible School curricula, a middle school retreat entitled FAR OUT: Faith and Reason Outdoor Unity Tour, and thousands of articles and other material to assist catechists and parents reach their full potential as “echoers” of the faith and the first educators of the Faith in their families.
Professor Cowles earned her Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization (MACE) in December 2019 from Franciscan University of Steubenville while working full-time. She works with the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan as a mentor and task-writer for their online workshops. In Summer 2020, she was named an Adjunct Professor of Theology for Franciscan University.
Beth was “downsized” in March of 2020 from her work at the parish, and on Palm Sunday two weeks later she and Kristofer launched Holy Owned and Operated, a project they had been working on for a year, to better serve the needs of families seeking to know The Lord better through quality Catholic faith formation, in support of the domestic church and in full communion with the Holy See and Magisterium.
Kristofer and Beth have been married since 1996 and have home schooled their children (The Boyz) for twenty-one years.
Registration closes May 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
4 Seats Remaining
Course: HOO 101 The Revelation of Christ in Scripture
From: $30.00 / month for 3 months
Course registration. Please choose a payment option: A one-time charge of $125 (17% off!); three equal payments of $50; or three equal payments of $30 for Flexible Schedule (Recorded classes only, no live attendance)
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Is this a live class or recorded?
Theology classes meet live online once a week that last one hour. Recordings are made available to student who are absent. Class attendance is expected.
What time is class and how will we meet?
Class is Thursdays 7:00-8:00PM (Central Time). Classes meet via Zoom. If you cannot attend this time, and if you have at least 5 other friends who have another time in mind, contact us and we may be able to create another section.
What does tuition cover?
Tuition covers the cost of Professor Cowles’ time in planning, teaching, and evaluating any assignments and giving helpful, constructive feedback, knowledge and wisdom as can be expected from her extensive experience, training, and education. Tuition does not cover the cost of required books or optional textbooks. If you would like to have the textbooks, which Professor Cowles highly recommends, you will need to order and purchase those directly from the publisher, Sophia Institute Press. Upon registration you will receive a preliminary email from Professor Cowles with links to those books.