What is Adult Faith Formation?
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What is Adult Faith Formation?

 Our Hearts Were Burning


"Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States" offers this description of Adult Faith Formation:


"The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.


Our adult faith formation ministry must engage the particular needs and interests of the adults in each local community. To be faithful and effective it will offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus.


Three major goals guide and direct efforts in Adult Faith Formation:


  1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
  1. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
  1. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World."


Please watch this space in coming weeks regarding virtual offering to help meet the spiritual needs of our St. David The King parish family.