Gifted by God Leader's Guide


by Anne Jamieson , David Dayler

Gifted by God Leader's Guide
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Publication date: 2015-10-12
Number of pages: 104
ISBN: 9782896882069

Gifted by God aims to prepare young people to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation by providing how-to-use tips for catechists in a variety of settings and time frames. It includes lesson plans that are easy to share with the diverse groups of candidates.

Gifted by God is a contemporary guide for parish catechists who are preparing candidates for Confirmation and provides everything the catechist needs to deliver the program with ease and confidence. This program includes six sessions on living out a Christian life and the sacraments with an end-of-session retreat.

Learn more about the program here!

David Dayler, MTS, is the Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. With over 30 years experience in teaching and pastoral ministry, he brings a vast experience and wisdom to faith development. He and his wife Linda have three grown sons and two grandchildren.

Anne Jamieson, MCT, serves as the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton and is pursuing a doctorate in ministry from the University of Toronto. With over 20 years of ministry experience, she continues to share her passion for her faith with religious educators and parents. She lives with her husband and four children on their family farm.

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Program Components

Leader’s guide

An easy-to-use 112-page book with session set-up plans, teaching tips and session content.

Candidate’s book

A user-friendly and accessible 48-page full-colour book with ample space for candidates to write.

Talk Tags
Six sturdy tags that can be attached to a zipper on a coat or a backpack using the carabiner provided. Talk Tags are double-sided. One side has the FACE2FACE conversation starter for candidates to share with their parents and caregivers. The other side has the TECHtalk for those who wish to extend their experience by going online.
The Talk Tags are found inside the back cover of the Candidate’s Book and are easy to separate.

The Gifted by God Retreat Kit DVD (Sold Separately)
This DVD contains all the materials you need (including PowerPoint presentations, music, activity pages and reflection videos) to run the optional full- or half-day retreat at the end of this program. If you choose not to hold a retreat, this material can be used in the final Wrapping It Up session so that candidates will receive the essential teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Gifted by God is a contemporary guide for parish catechists who are preparing candidates for Confirmation and provides everything the catechist needs to deliver the program with ease and confidence. This program includes six sessions on living out a Christian life and the sacraments with an end-of-session retreat.

In addition to the leader’s guide , the candidate’s book leads teens through the major principles of their faith. Through reading and reflection, youth will learn more about Confirmation and their vocation to live their faith and serve God’s people.

Pastors, religious educators and catechists will welcome this Confirmation program prepared by leading Canadian faith formation experts.

David Dayler, M.A. , serves as the Director of the Office for Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. David is the author of Being a Man After God's Own Heart (Novalis, 2013).

Anne Jamieson, is the Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. In addition to her ministry with the diocese, Anne is completing her D.Min. at the University of Toronto.

For program training sessions with Anne and David, please contact Don Beyers , Relationship Manager & Acquisitions Editor at Novalis.


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