PROGRAM FEATURES


Build a world filled with Christ’s disciples with the Be My Disciples religious education program, designed to empower students and their families to grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ and to develop the habits of lifelong discipleship. Students will learn to take their place in the midst of the Catholic community and to grow in their identity as daughters and sons of God through each lesson.

The Chapter Opener invites prayerful reflection on Scripture and life experience. The Church Follows Jesus section tells the story of a saint, holy person, or ministry of the Church, and teaches students the values of Jesus and the habits of discipleship. A unique feature in every chapter, titled Disciple Power, teaches virtues, gifts, and qualities that help form disciples! The weekly virtue or gift anchors the lesson content and leads the student to a related faith choice.

Through these doctrinal teaching pages, the building blocks of the lessons, students will: Learn Catholic doctrine, tradition, and practices to help build Catholic identity; Be inspired by a saint or holy person who models the way of discipleship; Enjoy engaging activities that assess comprehension; Grow in their knowledge of God’s Word as they hear key Scripture stories and learn chapter-related Scripture quotes.

The I Follow Jesus section summarizes the lesson, provides an integration activity, and inspires faith in action by inviting the student to make a faith-based choice. Concluding each lesson, the Chapter Review checks for understanding of key concepts, offers an opportunity for reflection and faith sharing, and provides a tear-out With My Family page that includes a summary, Scripture reflection, family activity, and prayer to encourage faith sharing in the home.
 
 

Be My Disciples Components

Teacher Resource Guides The Teacher Guides provide innovative tools for Catholic school religion teachers, offering easy-to-use resources and additional features that help teachers prepare engaging lessons. Our technology enhanced learning resources, including eGuides, eBooks, eAssessments and lesson planners, expand flexibility for teachers.

Features within Teacher Guide:

  • Chapter Background: Theological context for the chapter content
  • Teacher-to-Teacher: Practical suggestions that assist with teaching and with one’s personal faith journey
  • The Church Teaches: References from key catechetical documents, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
  • Teacher Prayer: Short prayers to center teachers as they prepare to begin each lesson

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