PCS 101(B) - Contemporary Theology for the People of God - Cohort Course

Next Cohort begins January 11, 2021


PCS 101 introduces pastoral leaders in inclusive communities to an accessible contemporary theology that presents a tapestry of the Divine Presence Who lovingly invites us into the fullness of life for all creation, explores the diverse and fuller naming of the Divine that encompasses the full reality of women and men of all races and classes, and illuminates a rich variety of theological approaches to compassionate living in our work for peace, justice and ecological wholeness.

Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan

Course Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, D.Min, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books including The Healing Power of Prayer: New and Expanded Edition and Praying with Women of the Bible. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. She is dean of the D. Min. and M.Div programs for Global Ministries University. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009. Her blog is http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/

Course Format


This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts meet in Zoom to foster an interactive learning community. Participants post assignments and are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts.


Drawing on the core texts and related resources, participants demonstrate knowledge of contemporary theological scholarship while applying this knowledge to a life in ministry.


The material from this course is ideal for homily development and pastoral education.



Dr. Mary Theresa Streck

Course Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., D.Min, ARCWP is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is currently the lead program coordinator of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. Mary Theresa is an educator and artist who designs and creates sacred arts. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges, a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University and certificate in spiritual direction from Holy Ground, a spiritual direction training program. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013 and is a commissioned member of the Federation of Christian Ministries.

Example Curriculum

  WELCOME to PCS 101 - Contemporary Theology for the People of God
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  SESSION 1: CREATION AND THE CROSS
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  SESSION 2: PASSING ON FAITH: LIVING THE BANQUET OF THE CREED
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  SESSION 3: THE GOD OF LIFE IN FEMINIST LIBERATION THEOLOGY
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  SESSION 4: JESUS, THE LIVING ONE
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  SESSION 5: REMEMBERING THE HOLY SPIRIT
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  MASTER OF PASTOR MINISTRY- Global Ministries University and People's Catholic Seminary
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PCS 101(B) - Pricing Plan and Access

Participants will have access to this course for 6 months after enrolling in the course.

Next Cohort Begins on January 11, 2021


$100

PCS 101(B) - Contemporary Theology for the People of God

PCS 101 introduces pastoral leaders in inclusive communities to an accessible contemporary theology that presents a tapestry of the Divine Presence Who lovingly invites us into the fullness of life for all creation, explores the diverse and fuller naming of the Divine that encompasses the full reality of women and men of all races and classes, and illuminates a rich variety of theological approaches to compassionate living in our work for peace, justice and ecological wholeness.


Participants will have access to this course for 6 months from enrolling in the course.