THE THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

Learning from within the heart of the church

Human Formation

The effort to create and build community life in an ongoing fashion is central to supporting growth in living a Christian life. Periodic workshops bring students together to promote self-knowledge and a deeper awareness of strengths and limitations addressing issues such as self-esteem, conflict management, and healthy working relationships. The Formation Advisor, in consultation with the student, will periodically make a formal assessment of the progress of the student in personal development. During the course of the program, students have opportunities to develop:

  • the capacity for self-acceptance and tolerance of the imperfections of others
  • the ability to work with others in a spirit of cooperation
  • a healthy personality: honest, sensitive communication, observance of professional boundaries, emotional stability, the ability to trust others, freedom from the need to control people and situations;
  • recognition of and respect for authority, and the ability to exercise authority in an appropriate manner;
  • competent leadership skills
  • conflict management skills
  • the capacity for empathy
  • self-awareness of the dynamics of human sexuality
  • a balanced commitment to family and to spiritual and recreational values for a holistic life; and
  • a commitment to further self-development and professional enrichment.