Biblical Training Institute for Michigan Catholics 2019: Old Testament

Share the Word!

The Catholic Information Center’s Biblical Training Institute is designed to help you:

  • Develop a deep understanding and love for sacred scripture
  • Explore scripture with biblical experts
  • Grow as a Bible study leader in your parish
  • Improve leadership and facilitation skills
  • Earn a Biblical Formation Certificate and Catechist Certification Credits
  • Become a joyful bearer of the Good News, sharing the Word with the world

Institute Information

Format:  One-year program consisting of four Saturday conferences, meeting from 8:30am – 3:00pm

Cost:   $240.00 for the year-long program or $75.00 per conference.

Required Text:  The Catholic Study Bible (NABRE 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press)—Please bring a copy to each session.

Certification:  Biblical Formation Certificate will be given upon completion of the four sessions and Diocesan Certification hours (5hrs per conference attended) will be given to participants. CFDs=Theology for the Biblical sessions 

Registration: Pastoral Staff recommendation required. Registration deadline for the Saturday, April 27 Conference is April 11.  

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Register Today! Deadline Thursday, April 11, 2019

All Sessions take place at the Catholic Information Center, 360 Division Avenue S, Suite 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Questions? Please call Irene Strom at the Catholic Information Center.   616-459-7267 ext. 1801

Our Presenters

Sr. Diane Bergant, PhD

Sr. Diane Bergant, CSA, PhD, is Professor of Biblical Studies at  Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. From 2002 to 2005, she wrote the weekly column “The Word,” for America magazine, reflections that have now been published by Paulist Press.

Bradley Gregory, PhD

Dr. Bradley Gregory completed a PhD in Hebrew  Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Notre Dame. Gregory is Associate Professor of Biblical  Studies at the Catholic University of America.


Steve Mueller, PhD

Dr. Steve Mueller taught philosophy, theology, scripture and Catholic Studies for many years at the renowned Denver Catholic Biblical School.


Pauline Viviano, PhD

Dr. Pauline Viviano is Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She received her doctorate in Biblical Languages and Literature from St. Louis University.