Adult Faith Formation
Resources for Adult Faith Formation
The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation Book
The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation provides leaders with a deeper understanding of adulthood today, a vision of twenty-first century adult faith formation, and the tools and processes for designing faith formation for all the seasons of adulthood: young adults, midlife adults, mature adults, and older adults.
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Article: "21st Century Adult Faith Formation" by John Roberto
Includes 10 principles and practices for adult faith formation
Practices and Approaches for the Seasons of Adult Faith Formation
The Fall 2015 issue of the Lifelong Faith Journal extends the content in The Seasons of Adult Faith Formation book by providing four practice-centered articles for each season of adulthood. Each of the authors wrote a chapter in the book exploring a contemporary understanding of young adults, midlife adults, mature adults, and older adults. In these new articles they explore effective practices for each stage of adulthood.
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What Are We Learning about Adult Faith Formation - Janet Schaeffler
(Janet Schaeffler):(Catholic resources for reaching young adults):
Webinar Videos: Seasons of Adulthood
Faith Formation for the Generations & Seasons of Adulthood- John Roberto
Go to: www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/roberto/
Creative Answers and Specific Approaches to Young Adult Faith Formation
Panelists include: Robert Feduccia, Amy McEntee, Gabriella Karaszweski, and Nicki Uerling
Go to: www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/young-adult-faithformation/
Navigating the Transitions of Midlife Adult Faith - Jim Merhaut
Go to: www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/midlife-adult-faith/
Adult Faith Formation Practices with Mature Adults - Janet Schaeffler
Go to: www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/matureadults/
Faith Formation with Older Adults - Mary Ann Ronan, Richard Johnson, Sr. Kawsar Choufani
Go to: www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish/olderadults/
Young Adult Resources
Engaging Young Adults Effectively - Asa Lee
The Faith Communities Today (FACT) study focused on the active involvement of young adults in participating faith communities and involved a multi-year examination of ten congregations with a sizable presence of young adults between the ages of 18 and 35. These case studies revealed some key lessons in how to attract and engage younger adult populations.
Increasing Young Adult Participation in Churches and Other Faith Communities: Profiles & Case Studies
(Faith Communities Today Research)
What is the involvement of young adults in local congregations of all faiths across the United States? And how are faith communities with significant proportion of young adults distinctive? For these resources, a congregation is considered to have significant young adult participation if 21% or more of its participants were 18 to 34 years of age. Across all faiths, a total of only 16% of all congregations were in this category. The resources below explore patterns and practices of churches and other congregations with significant young adult involvement.
Workshop Materials for Adult Faith Formation Innovation Lab
Personalizing Adult Faith Formation - Pathways & Playlists
How to Personalize Adult Faith Formation: A Guide and a Video