The Church is called to renew the culture of every age, and she has responded to this call throughout history with great creativity and boldness. But what of the Church today? How are we living our call and mission in a rapidly changing world? What do current trends reveal about the present and future of the Church? This workshop will examine the current demographics of faith in the US and the World, and provide a candid analysis of the challenges we face and the reasons to hope.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 9:15am to 12:00pm.
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 2312 E. Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016
The Institute Classroom is located to the west of the church, in the parish office building, south of the gift shop, towards Campbell Ave.
Ryan Hanning is the Asst. VP and Director of Cultural Advancement at the University of Mary Tempe where he also teaches Church History and Catholic Studies. He writes and speaks internationally on modern objections to religious faith and obstacles to conversion. His undergraduate degree is in Religious studies and his post graduate work was in education and historical theology. He received his PhD on the development of doctrine and catechesis in the Eastern Catholic Church at Maryvale Institute, England, and currently resides in Mesa, AZ with his beautiful wife Rebecca, and their 9 well socialized homeschooled children.