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Bible Institute 2008

Program Descriptions

Program Grid | Weekend & Weekday Seminars | General Sessions | Worship

PROGRAM GRID

Fri. July 25 - Sun. July 27 Mon. July 28 Tues. July 29 Wed. July 30 Thurs. July 31 Fri. Aug 1 Sat. Aug 2
Armed With the Power of the Holy Spirit

(begins Fri. at 7:30 PM and ends Sun. at 3:30 PM)
How to Teach the Bible Getting to Know Guadalupe Bible College Prophecy and Evangelization: Go Forth in Power!

(begins Fri. at 7:30 PM and ends Sat. at 5:00 PM)
Life in the Spirit Seminar Discovering Your
Spiritual Gifts
To Heal As Jesus Heals Freedom & Victory
in Christ
Do You Reject Satan? Blessed Virgin Mary Bible Timeline: Journey Through the Scriptures
The Life and Works of St. Paul The Gift of Intercession Discipleship 101: Building the Foundation
Biblical Leadership: The Servant of Servants The Gift of Prophecy God's Plan of Love — The Pearl of Great Price
Praise and Worship: Standing in the Glory Single for the Lord Growth & Maturity in the Spirit: Roots, Shoots & Fruit
  Clothed With Power
Priests Only
  Youth Challenge: Dare to Be Different! Youth 12-19
Weekend Seminars
4-Day Seminars
3-Day Seminars
2-Day Seminars
1-Day Seminars

 

WEEKEND & WEEKDAY SEMINARS


WEEKEND SEMINARS

Bring Your Bible

Don't forget to bring your Bible and a notebook!

ARMED WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Lord did not leave us defenseless to face our enemies, our problems, anxieties, and concerns. He pours out His Holy Spirit on us without limit -- "good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing" (Lk 6:38). He gives us His spiritual gifts, the Scriptures, the Eucharist, and the Church to empower us for the warfare that we face every day.

Dan Schneider, a Catholic lay evangelist, will offer his extensive knowledge and compelling style for this exciting weekend. His message will inspire you to a life-changing faith and response to Jesus' call to discipleship. Come and be equipped to join the army of Christ!

Friday, July 25 7:30 PM Eucharistic Liturgy
Main Celebrant: Fr. Chris Clay
Keynote: Dan Schneider
Saturday, July 26 9:00 AM through 4:30 PM
Guest Speaker: Dan Schneider
Eucharistic Liturgy at 10:15 AM
General Session: 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 27 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Eucharistic Liturgy at 2:30 PM
Main Celebrant: Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk

 

PROPHECY AND EVANGELIZATION: GO FORTH IN POWER!

Are you looking for a road map to help you get started in using your spiritual gifts and being effective in spreading the good new to your family, your friends, and your community? This seminar will give the practical answers to setting forth in this endeavor.

The Lord provides all that we need -- the power, the gifts, the vision, and the tools to serve Him. Learn how to seek God's prophetic word for your life and ministry.

Come and hear teaching and witness about how the Lord's plan is being accomplished by ordinary lay people in a powerful way. You can join their number!

Friday, Aug 1 7:30 PM Eucharistic Liturgy
Main Celebrant: Fr. Christopher Armstrong
Keynote: Joe Brinck
Saturday, Aug 2 9:00 AM through 3:30 PM
Presentation Ministries Team
Closing Eucharistic Liturgy for Sunday at 3:45 PM: Fr. John Tonkin

 

Audio Tapes

Audio tapes will be available of all seminars and talks. A tape catalog can be obtained at the Institute or can be requested by mail.

FOUR-DAY SEMINAR

HOW TO TEACH THE BIBLE IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Do you love God's Word and want to share it with others? This amazing four-day seminar will give you the tools and confidence needed to teach the Bible in small groups. Presentation has seen hundreds of people who are now teaching in many different settings. You can join their numbers. "Faith, then, comes through hearing, and what is heard is the word of Christ" (Rm 10:17). This seminar requires four days — Mon, Jul 28 through Thurs, Jul 31.

 

THREE-DAY SEMINARS

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Is God calling you to a new depth in your relationship with Christ in the power of the Spirit? Are you searching for something more? Do you have a thirst that has not been satisfied? Come and receive all God wants to give you. "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes down on you..." (Acts 1:8) This seminar requires three days — Mon, Jul 28, Tues, Jul 29 and Wed, Jul 30.

TO HEAL AS JESUS HEALS
We ourselves, our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and parishes are in need of healing and freedom in Jesus. Is the Holy Spirit calling you to minister His healing to those who are ill, hurt, and brokenhearted? "The sick upon whom they lay their hands will recover" (Mk 16:18). This seminar requires three days — Mon, Jul 28, Tues, Jul 29, and Wed, Jul 30.

BIBLE TIMELINE: JOURNEY THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES
A study of Salvation History beginning with Creation and ending with Jesus and His Church will be offered in a three-day workshop. As you plot your individual timeline, you will gain an overall picture of God's design as outlined in the Bible. This seminar requires three days — Wed, Jul 30 through Fri, Aug 1.

DISCIPLESHIP 101: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
Have you made a commitment to Christ but feel there is something more? Do you want to learn and experience how to build your life on the "Rock" of Christ? This three-day seminar will give you the inspiration and resources to grow in the life of a disciple and to also encourage others in their journey. This seminar requires three days — Wed, Jul 30 through Fri, Aug 1.

 

Weekday Schedule

Monday through Thursday classes begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:45 PM with Eucharistic Liturgy at 10:15 AM.

Friday classes begin at 10:00 AM ending about 4:45 PM. The Eucharistic Liturgy will be in the evening at 7:30 PM.

TWO-DAY SEMINARS

BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP: THE SERVANT OF SERVANTS
The gift of leadership is a call to serve -- to serve Christ and one another. As a disciple each of us is called to lead in some ways and to follow in some ways. Leaders are critically needed in order to further the Kingdom of God. "Come, follow me" (Mt 19:21). Answer the Lord's call to serve. This seminar requires two days — Mon, July 28 and Tues, July 29.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: STANDING IN THE GLORY
The Lord inhabits the praises of His people! Don't miss Bill Richart, a powerful Worship Leader, as he opens your eyes to the spiritual possibilities that come about through praise, worship and glory. Leadership is not about "leading" but rather discerning what the Spirit is doing and getting out of the way. This seminar is not limited to worship leaders, but it is a "must" for leaders of prayer groups and others who minister through worship. "My soul will glory in the Lord " (Ps 34:3). This seminar requires two days — Mon, Jul 28 and Tues, Jul 29.

DISCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Are you looking for solutions to the problems and chaos that surround us? Christ left us with the resources to fight and build a different civilization — one of love and life — not of death and disaster. Thirty spiritual gifts are mentioned in the Scriptures — gifts like healing, hospitality, and discernment. Open your eyes to the spiritual realities of God's Kingdom! "Set your hearts on spiritual gifts" (1 Cor 14:1). This seminar requires two days — Thurs, Jul 31 and Fri, Aug 1.

FREEDOM & VICTORY IN CHRIST
Are you brokenhearted by the struggles in your life? Have you been hurt, rejected and feel at the mercy of the circumstances surrounding you? Jesus looks at you with love and wants to bring you healing, freedom, and joy. This seminar presented by Father Bill McCarthy and team will allow you to live the victorious life that the Lord has promised you.. This seminar requires two days — Thurs, July 31 and Fri, Aug 1.

GOD'S PLAN OF LOVE — THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
Jesus through the Church has given us "the pearl of great price," the teaching on "man considered whole and entire" as the key to the truth it sets out in the Compendium of Social Doctrine. Thus the work of Christ is carried out under the lead of the Holy Spirit. This tremendous document will inspire you with God's perfect plan of love for your life. "When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all he has and buys it" (Mt 13:46). This seminar requires two days — Thurs, July 31 and Fri, Aug 1.

GROWTH & MATURITY IN THE SPIRIT: ROOTS, SHOOTS, & FRUIT
Have you been growing in your commitment to Christ but want to take that relationship to a deeper level? This two-day seminar will enable you to grow in intimacy with God and in the power of the Holy Spirit. It will lead you in the steps to maturity and open your spiritual vision to the process of bearing fruit for God's Kingdom. 2:42). This seminar requires two days — Thurs, Jul 31 and Fri, Aug 1.

 

ONE-DAY SEMINARS

DO YOU REJECT SATAN? VICTORY IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Do you know that you are in a spiritual battle? Satan is real. He is a fallen angel bent on our destruction. However, Jesus has already won the war and we can join in this victory. Learn to recognize the spiritual realities and to use the weapons God has given us. "Put on the armor of God" (Eph 6:11). This seminar requires one day — Mon, Jul 28.

THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ST. PAUL
Pope Benedict XVI has set aside a year dedicated to St. Paul beginning June 29, 2008 in preparation for the 2000th anniversary of his birth. After St. Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus, he became one of the Church's foremost evangelizers, first among Jews, then among Gentiles. Come and learn more about this astounding apostle and his inspired writings! This seminar requires one day — Mon, July 28.

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: OUR LIFE, OUR SWEETNESS, AND OUR HOPE
Mary is our "sure hope" as we live out our Christian lives. She has gone before us and stands ever ready to guide and help us in our journey to her Son. Father Rob Jack will present this encouraging seminar on Mary. This seminar requires one day — Tues, Jul 29.

THE GIFT OF INTERCESSION
Pope John Paul II said that "prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil" (Gospel of Life, 100). Learn how to be a prayer warrior in the army of Christ. "The fervent prayer of a holy person is powerful indeed" (Jas 5:16). This seminar requires one day — Tues, July 29.

CLOTHED WITH POWER (FOR PRIESTS ONLY)
Come and enjoy a time of encouragement, empowerment, and fellowship for priests, lead by Father Bill McCarthy. The seminar will start at 10:15 AM with the Eucharistic Liturgy and will include some teaching and sharing. A boxed lunch will be provided. "Remain ... until you are clothed with power from on high" (Lk 24:49). This seminar requires only a partial day — Wed, Jul 30.

THE GIFT OF PROPHECY
How do you recognize the Lord's voice in the midst of the noise and lies of our culture? God does speak to us very clearly if we have the spiritual ears to hear and the wise hearts to understand. The gifts of prophecy is being poured out on men and women of faith. "Set your hearts on spiritual gifts... above all, the gift of prophecy" (1 Cor 14:1). This seminar requires one day — Wed, July 30.

SINGLE FOR THE LORD
Do you often feel that people do not appreciate your vocation to be "single for the Lord?" Those who answer this call in order to serve God are like the angels in heaven. This seminar will offer the insight and encouragement to live your life fully for the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit. "... they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven" (Mk 12:25). This seminar requires one day — Wed, July 30.

GETTING TO KNOW THE GUADALUPE BIBLE COLLEGE
"Live according to what you have learned and accepted..."(Phil 4:9) This program is for those interested in learning more about being either a student or teacher (home study or classroom) for Guadalupe Bible College. This seminar requires one day — Fri, Aug 1.

YOUTH CHALLENGE: DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!
An exciting and challenging day is planned for young people. Music, teaching, skits, large and small group activities, fellowship and time to share are all a part of this special day. You don't want to miss this opportunity to stand up for Christ. This program will be offered on Friday, August 1.

GENERAL SESSIONS

FRIDAY — July 25 — 7:30 PM

Liturgy: Father Chris Clay
Keynote: Dan Schneider
Worship: Presentation Music Ministry
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

SATURDAY — July 26 — 7:30 PM

Healing Service: Jack and Sue Elsaesser
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Worship: Presentation Music Ministry
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

SUNDAY — July 27 — 7:30 PM

Evening of Healing Praise
Worship: Bill Richart
Location: Kelly Hall in the Alter Building

MONDAY — July 28 — 7:30 PM

Youth Play: Ruth
Location: To Be Announced

TUESDAY — July 29 — 7:30 PM

Healing Service: Jack & Sue Elsaesser
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Worship: Our Lady of Victory Men's Fellowship Group
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

WEDNESDAY — July 30 — 7:30 PM

Hospitality Social -- Communal Get-together
Location: To be announced

WEDNESDAY — July 30 — 7:30 PM

Special Event for Young Adults
Location: Kelly Hall in the Alter Building

THURSDAY — July 31 — 7:30 PM

Evening of Adoration: Fr. Gregory Bramlage
Worship: Angie Meyer and Friends
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

FRIDAY — August 1 — 7:30 PM

Eucharistic Liturgy: Fr. Christopher Armstrong
Keynote: Joe Brinck
Worship: Presentation Music Ministry
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

SATURDAY — August 2 — 3:45 PM

Closing Eucharistic Liturgy: Fr. John Tonkin
Worship: Presentation Music Ministry
Location: Bellarmine Chapel

WORSHIP

The spirit of worship at the Bible Institute is an important part of the nine days. Bill Richart, Our Lady of Victory Men's Fellowship Group, Angie Meyer and Friends will be among those who will lead us in worship. Also, our very gifted Presentation Music Ministry provides worship and praise at our liturgies. Many gifted and dedicated people are a part of this ministry — including Paul Egan, Marianne Lander, Dave Willig, Elizabeth Egan, and Lucas Hennessey. The Holy Spirit is also anointing younger members of Presentation Ministry for worship through music. The Lord uses each of these gifted people in amazing ways to bring us into an awareness of His presence.

 

 
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