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Adult Theology Courses

These highly interactive, engaging, and convenient 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 on hour each 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.

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SPRING 2021 Registration Now Open

HOO 101:

The Revelation of Christ in Scripture

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Beth Cowles, MACE | ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 20 Seats

15 Weeks | $150 (or $125 if paid in advance)
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Course Summary

This 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

  1. WHO Jesus Christ is;
  2. HOW Jesus can be part of your life, and;
  3. 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 a 15 week course. The follow-up companion course is Sacred Scripture – an in-depth look at the entirety of Salvation History as presented in Sacred Scripture.

Expectations

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.

Tuition

Tuition for this 15-week course is $150, payable in installments of $50 per month, starting with regisitration. Billing will occur on the same day each consecutive month.

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 can pay $125.

BONUS: Up to two individuals in the same home can share one registration on the same screen!

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.

Class Schedule

Classes meet on Thursdays from 7:00-8:00PM (CST) via Zoom.

A computer and Internet connection is required for this online course.

First class day is February 4, 2021. Last class day is May 13.

Class does not meet Holy Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Required Books

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

Optional Books

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

Mama | HOO™ Co-Founder, Director of Faith Formation, and Lead Catechist

Professor Beth Cowles, MACE

​I grew up in a loving Catholic/Episcopalian family. My father is Catholic, and my mother was Episcopalian until 2015, when she entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. I attended Catholic School from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and the public high school as there was no local Catholic High School. I 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. I 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 I met Kristofer. Long story short, we got married 3 months after I graduated.

I worked as a science and math teacher for several years before entering ministry fulltime in 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bryan, Texas. I was hired as the Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education (CRE) and have been in that position since. I also served a two year stint as the high school youth minister from 2012 to 2014. As CRE, I have trained dozens 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 I was the deanery representative for the DREs to the Diocese of Austin, and for much of my tenure I have taught diocesan sponsored classes and mentored parish catechetical leaders both informally and formally.

I have written and produced five original Vacation Bible School curricula, a middle school retreat entitled FAR OUT: Faith and Reason Outdoor Unity Tour, and a multitude of articles and other material to help assist catechists and parents reach their full potential as “echoers” of the faith and the first educators of the Faith in their families.

I earned my Master of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization (MACE) in December 2019 from Franciscan University of Steubenville while working full-time. I work with the Catechetical Institute at Franciscan as a mentor and task-writer for their online workshops. Most recently, I have been named an Adjunct Professor of Theology for FUS and will facilitate online courses for the University.

Kristofer and I have been married since 1996 and have home schooled our children (The Boyz) for twenty years. That’s HOO I am!

 

 

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FAQ

Course questions

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Is this a live class or recorded?

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.