Biblical Training Institute for Michigan Catholics 2020: New Testament-The Gospels

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:  Saturday Conferences online with Zoom.  Each Saturday conference has two online sessions:

  • 9-11 a.m. Session 1 (2 hour session with built in 10 minute break, opportunities for small group discussion and Q/A.)   
  • 11:00 a.m. – Noon – Lunch break
  • 12 noon-2:00 p.m.  Session 2 (Same format as the first session. This session could go longer until 2:30pm if needed)  
  • Participants will be emailed two Zoom Webinar links, one for the morning session and one for the afternoon, along with any PowerPoint presentations and handouts.

Cost:   $65.00 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 Deadlines:

  • For Saturday, September 12, the registration deadline is September 4.   
  • For Saturday, October 31, the registration deadline is October 23.

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


Questions? Please call the Catholic Information Center.   616-459-7267

Our Presenters

Steve Mueller, PhD

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

Ian Boxall, PhD

Dr. Boxall is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC.  He taught the New Testament in the United Kingdom for over twenty years, first at Chichester Theological College, and then at the University of Oxford.

Sherri Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown is Associate Professor, New Testament, at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.  Her focus is primarily on the Gospel and Letters of John.

Fr. Felix Just, SJ, PhD

Fr. Felix has a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Yale University, and has taught at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), the University of San Francisco, and Santa Clara University.  He has produced seven audio-CD programs with “Now You Know Media” (now renamed Learn25), and also maintains his own large internationally recognized website of “Catholic Resources.” (