Gifted by God Leader's Guide
, David Dayler
Publication date: 2015-10-12
Number of pages: 104
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.
Printed version available
Program ComponentsLeader’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.
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.