Biblical Training Institute for Michigan Catholics

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

*You may still join any or all remaining sessions.

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

Cost:   $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 Biblical sessions, Evangelization for Leadership skills sessions.

Registration: Pastoral Staff recommendation required. Deadline for June conference is Monday, June 4, 2018.  

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Register Today! Deadline Monday, June 4, 2018

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. Maribeth Howell, OP 

Sr. Maribeth Howell is a Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary and  Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio.

Fr. John Kartje, PhD

Fr. Kartje is president/rector of The University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary in Illinois where he is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics.

Fr. Joseph Kozar, PhD

Dr. Kozar has been on the faculty of University of Dayton in religious studies since 1985.  Dr.Kozar is current co-chair of the Biblical Hermeneutics Group of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Steve Mueller, PhD

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

Kathleen Sullivan

Kathleen has a master’s degree in  Religious Studies from Aquinas College and has enjoyed a lifelong career working in Adult Education.