Catholicism : The Pivotal Players Volume I Kit –
(6 DVD Set) + Leader’s Guide + Praying with the Pivotal Players Book + A Set of 120 Prayer cards
Bishop Robert Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people.
You’ll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter’s, to the Sistine Chapel.
The Leader’s Kit provides everything you need to host a Pivotal Players Study Program. We recommend that each parish or group purchase one Leader’s Kit to get started. In addition, each regular participant in the program needs a Study Guide.
The Leader’s Guide includes a Facilitator’s Guide, all 12 lessons that are in the participant’s Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding. The Facilitator’s Guide explains in detail how to plan, promote, and present the study. You can also register for a free training webinar for all study coordinators and small group facilitators.
For group study, you can present the program in thirteen 90-minute sessions. The first session is orientation and then there are two sessions for each Pivotal Player. Each session includes video viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the study guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after viewing the video, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed.
Bishop Barron recommends beginning and ending each session with a prayer. Each participant and leader receives six Prayer Cards, one of each Pivotal Player. We recommend using each Pivotal Players Prayer Card during the two sessions devoted to that Pivotal Player.