Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland

EPIC: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY

By: Ascension Press

Material Overview

Epic: A Journey Through Church History is a study that highlights the important aspects of church history and how the Church became who she is today.

About the Program

Presented by Steve Weidenkopf, this exciting 20-part DVD series takes you through the major people, places, and events that make up the history of the Catholic Church. See the glory of the Church founded by Christ and understand where you fit into this Epic story. For group or private study.

 

Structure

Home Preparation

 Light reading assignments and study questions are worked through before class.

 

DVD Presentation

 Dynamic and engaging DVD lessons start each session.

 

Group Discussion

 A discussion of the session’s questions along with sharing of new insights from the DVD presentation.

 

Sessions

Session 1: Introduction and Mustard Seed

Sessions 2-3: Persecution

Sessions 4-5: Conversion and Councils

Sessions 6-7: Missionaries and the Emperor

Sessions 8-10: Crusaders and Scholars

Sessions 11-12: Weak Leaders and Schism

Sessions 13-14: Protestors and Defenders

Sessions 15-16: The Catholic Reformation

Session 17: Revolutions and Modernism

Session 18: A World at War

Session 19: The New Springtime

Session 20: The Threshold of Hope and Conclusion

 

Outcomes 

  • Learn about the major people, places, and events of the two-thousand years of Church history.
  • Remember the 12 time periods of Church history using a unique color-coded system.
  • Learn the true story of the Crusades.
  • Understand the rationale for the medieval inquisitors
  • Discover the revolutionary character of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Discover the persecution of Christians in the 20th century.
  • Learn about the workings of the Holy Spirit throughout Church history.

 

Resource 

Online Access available

Risk free preview pack available

 

Included Resources

This Starter Pack contains everything a leader needs to begin the Epic: A Journey Through Church History Study, including:

  • 10-DVD Set (20, 50 min. Sessions)
  • Study Set (includes study Student Workbook, Epic Timeline Chart, and Epic Timeline Bookmark)

 

Training 

Ascension Press offers training for different programs throughout the year.

 

Links

Epic: A Journey Through Church History Information https://shop.ascensionpress.com/t/category/study-programs/church-history/foundational-study

Order Epic: A Journey Through Church History https://shop.ascensionpress.com/products/epic-a-journey-through-church-history-starter-pack

Epic: A Journey Through Church History Supplemental Materials http://biblestudyforcatholics.com/epic-journey-church-history/

Ascension Press Training https://shop.ascensionpress.com/live-events

 

1-484-875-4550

Ascension Press

P.O. Box 1990

West Chester, PA 19380

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