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The Essential Modules

Seven video presentations that provide concrete answers to students’ most challenging questions on the faith.

Access The Essential Modules

Access all 7 modules below and check out supporting resources including: student textbooks, teacher guides, and "Fr. Spitzer's Resource Book," which is the text foundation of the Modules.

WHY THE ESSENTIAL MODULES?

Surveys show that young people leave religion due to a perceived contradiction between faith and science and/or a lack of evidence for God. The Essential Modules aim to stop this trend by providing science-based, contemporary evidence for God, Jesus, the soul, the Catholic Church, and her moral teaching. The modules cover:

  1. Evidence of a Soul from Medical Studies
  2. Evidence of God’s Existence from Science
  3. Proof of God’s Existence from Philosophy
  4. Proof of Jesus’ Resurrection and Divinity
  5. Why be Catholic?
  6. True Happiness
  7. Why Would an All-loving God Allow Suffering?

Students, start learning today with our FREE Online Student Course!

A great option for hybrid and home learners, our free Online Student Course guides middle and high schoolers through the Essential Modules.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

GET THE MOST OUT OF THE ESSENTIAL MODULES

Whether you're teaching them in a classroom or using for self-study, here's how to get the most out of the Essential Modules. 

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Watch the ESSENTIAL Modules

There are 7 modules available in video format. You can also access the same material in slideshow format, which is perfect for a classroom context and available to download.

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FOLLOW ALONG WITH STUDENT TEXTBOOKS

Each Module has a student workbook. Help students get the most out of the modules with this free study guide complete with activities, scripture readings, and more.

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DIVE DEEPER WITH FR. SPITZER'S RESOURCE BOOK Fr. Spitzer's Research Book (formally the Big Book) is the foundation of all Magis Institute courses and resources, including the Essential Modules.
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FOR STUDENTS: TAKE THE ONLINE COURSE Perfect for home and hybrid learning, the Online Student Course is a self-guided option for middle and high school students. 
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FOR TEACHERS: GET THE ESSENTIAL MODULE'S PRESENTATION GUIDES Teach the Essential Modules with ease with our teacher's presentation guides. *Must be a teacher or catechist to access. 

Read Fr. Spitzer's Resource Book

Check out Fr. Spitzer's Resource Book, your companion to the Essential Modules. Fr. Spitzer's Resource Book dives deeper into all the topics discussed in the Modules.