Recommended for study programs of 4 or 5 sessions.
Everything you need to host a The Pivotal Players - St. Augustine & St. Benedict study program is included in this Leader's Kit. Please keep in mind that the Study Guides must be purchased separately. Bulk discounts of 15% are applied to orders of 20 or more.
The Leader Guide contains extensive commentary on the theological content of each episode of Bishop Barron's film series, as well as a variety of questions and suggested answers. To expand on topics covered in the series, the "Questions for Understanding" incorporate references from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The "Questions for Application" help us think about how Bishop Barron's message applies to our lives and experiences.
The Facilitator's Guide, all four lessons from the participant's Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding are all included in the Leader's Guide. The Facilitator's Guide explains how to plan, promote, and present the study in detail. All study coordinators and group facilitators are welcome to sign up for free training webinars.
Each session of group study should include video viewing and group discussion of Study Guide questions. Before the small group discussion, participants should read the commentary in the study guide and prepare questions. This preparation can be done before or after watching the video.
CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players by Bishop Barron is a multi-part series that illuminates a small group of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but also changed the course of western civilization. This brief study focuses on two incredible fourth and fifth century saints: St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Benedict of Nursia.
St. Augustine, the Teacher, is possibly the best example of how faith in Christ changed a person. Augustine’s narrative of personal transformation in his book Confessions provides a template for life in Christ that still rings true today.
Many would argue that St. Benedict, the Monk, contributed more to saving western Christian culture than anyone else. Born just after Rome fell, Benedict founded the religious community that would, in time, preserve the best of the old and allow for the emergence of an authentic, Christian way of life.
Join Bishop Barron as he traces the lives and contributions of these two pivotal saints.