Adult Ministry

Life is complex, messy, and often hard. Yet, each one of us was created by God out of love, for love, to love. Ministry among adults should acknowledge this truth: No one has it all together. We are all broken. We all need Jesus and we need one another. Adult Ministry should facilitate encounters with Jesus in the context of everyday life.

Adult Faith Formation

Formation is giving shape to one who has encountered Jesus and wants to follow Him. Faith Formation or catechesis is secondary to facilitating encounters with Jesus; to focus first on the teachings of our faith, outside of a relationship with him, is like providing a road map to someone who has no desire to travel. Evangelize first; teach second.

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Certificate in Adult Formation Leadership Overview

391.78 KB | Updated: November 16, 2020

The Office of Formation & Discipleship in cooperation with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) at the University of Dayton is offering a Certificate in Adult Formation Leadership Program (AFL) that is designed for adults in parish or diocesan ministry wishing to design, implement and facilitate adult learning and faith formation for all adults as Adult Faith Formation leaders/coordinators/catechists/facilitators in parishes or dioceses.

The AFL Program consists of eight (8) courses.

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Certificate in Catechesis Program Overview

466.54 KB | Updated: November 16, 2020

The Office of Formation & Discipleship in cooperation with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) at the University of Dayton is offering a Certificate in Catechesis Program that is designed for catechists, teachers and parish leaders who desire to expand their knowledge of the fundamentals of Catholic Church teaching. The program consists of two levels of study and 12 courses of study in theology, methods and formation. The two levels must be taken in order.

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Certificate in Youth Ministry Program Overview

446.74 KB | Updated: November 16, 2020

The Office of Formation & Discipleship in cooperation with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) at the University of Dayton is offering a Certificate in Youth Ministry Program that is designed for catechists who desire to specialize in Youth Ministry.

The Certificate in Youth Ministry Program equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth.

The program consists of eight 5 week courses; three introductory and five core youth ministry courses.

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Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

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The bishops present a pastoral plan to help Catholics advance in their role as disciples by awakening a renewal in the ministry of adult faith formation and helping all to grow to the full maturity of Christ.

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Practices & Approaches for the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation

1.67 MB | Updated: August 12, 2016

An excerpt from The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation resource edited by John Roberto exploring effective practices for each stage of adulthood.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

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The Christian Initiation of Adults is the process for adults to be received into the Catholic Church. This process follows The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and includes adaptations for older children seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church. The Christian Initiation process leads to the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

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The Future of Adult Faith Formation

1.46 MB | Updated: August 12, 2016

A tool to guide parish leaders in designing Adult Faith Formation initiatives to include models of ministry.

Formation Programs affiliated with the Archdiocese of Atlanta

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