Formation in Faith

Formation in Faith
Author: Sondra Higgins Matthaei
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0687649730
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thoughtful and practical guide to help congregations fully claim their most basic ministry: making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Christian Faith Formation and Education

Christian Faith  Formation and Education
Author: Ros Stuart-Buttle,John Shortt
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9783319628035
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Release: 2017-11-13
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical. Issues are considered within a context of contemporary tensions generated by an increasingly pluralist society with antipathy to religious faith, and debated from interdenominational Christian perspectives. Including chapters by an international team of experts, the volume demonstrates how Christian faith holds significance for educational practice and human development. It argues against the common assumption that there can be a neutral approach to education, whilst at the same time advocating a critical dimension to faith education. It brings fresh thinking about faith and formation, which demands attention given the fast-changing political, educational and socio-cultural forces of today. It will appeal to students and researchers involved in Christian educational practice.

Understanding Faith Formation

Understanding Faith Formation
Author: Mark A. Maddix,Jonathan H. Kim,James Riley Jr. Estep
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781493427291
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three leading Christian educators offer a survey of faith formation from various perspectives: biblical, theological, pastoral, practical, and global. They present a biblical theology of faith formation for individual and congregational life and show how faith can be formed through the life and mission of the local church through practices such as communal worship, Bible study, and mission. They also explore the faces of faith formation in multicultural and global contexts. The book includes practical exercises for those beginning in ministry and reflection questions. PowerPoint slides are available through Textbook eSources.

Faith Formation in a Secular Age

Faith Formation in a Secular Age
Author: Andrew Root
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0801098467
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Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The loss or disaffiliation of young adults is a much-discussed topic in churches today. Many faith-formation programs focus on keeping the young, believing the youthful spirit will save the church. But do these programs have more to do with an obsession with youthfulness than with helping young people encounter the living God? Questioning the search for new or improved faith-formation programs, leading practical theologian Andrew Root offers an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulates how faith can be formed in our secular age. He offers a theology of faith constructed from a rich cultural conversation, providing a deeper understanding of the phenomena of the "nones" and "moralistic therapeutic deism." Root helps readers understand why forming faith is so hard in our context and shows that what we have lost is not the ability to keep people connected to our churches but an imagination for how and where God could be present in their lives. He considers what faith is and what steps we can take to move into it, exploring a Pauline concept of faith as encounter with divine action.

Rooted in Christ

Rooted in Christ
Author: Jeanne Wiest
Pages: 93
ISBN: 158595330X
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Release: 2005-08
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Growing in faith is like being rooted in Christ, and each of the twelve sessions in this book are grounded in the firm belief that all Catholic adults are called to discipleship to follow Christ in all of life's big and little challenges. This is an invaluable resource for lifelong learning and recommended in particular for catechist formation.

Intergenerational Faith Formation

Intergenerational Faith Formation
Author: Mariette Martineau,Joan Weber,Leif Kehrwald
Pages: 153
ISBN: 1585956538
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Release: 2008
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here the authors convincingly show that intergenerational faith formation, when done well, can be powerful, dramatic, even magical. Not only is there a place for intergenerational learning in parish faith formation, the authors believe there is a necessity for it. They show that intergenerational faith formation can help children, adolescents, and adults effectively identify with and integrate into the faith community because their learning and formation takes place in the context of communityall ages learning together. People will be looking for this one.

Formed in Faith

Formed in Faith
Author: Mary Birmingham
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1584595906
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Release: 2012-03
Editor: World Library Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accomplished author of numerous books and articles on faith formation and noted expert on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Mary Birmingham has become a well-known clinician throughout the United States and Canada. This new resource is a reflection of her firm commitment to her own parish ministry in which she developed these tried-and-true sessions for the catechists in her parish. These sessions are ideal for RCIA inquiry sessions, Catechumenate sessions, and for parish adult faith formation in general. Based on solid principles of adult learning, these sessions focus on the core elements of our faith: God the Creator, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Creed, the Blessed Trinity, as well as sessions on forgiveness and human suffering. All sessions are reproducible from the included CD-ROM.

Faith Formation and Decision

Faith  Formation  and Decision
Author: James M. Childs
Pages: 166
ISBN: 1451410506
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Release: 2021
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

James Childs's concise and compelling introduction is based on twenty years of teaching and writing in Christian ethics.Illuminating his case with examples from business, medicine, and public policy dilemmas, Childs constructs an original and comprehensive proposal for Christian ethics?"dialogical ethics"?one that resonates well with contemporary concern for character and virtue but is also animated and informed by Christian faith.

Faith Formation 4 0

Faith Formation 4 0
Author: Julie Anne Lytle
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780819228314
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Release: 2013
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

- A contemporary exploration of the intersection of theology, education and communication regarding faith formation - Examines eras in faith formation and communications including 1.0 (Jesus telling stories and the oral tradition), 2.0 (Paul's letters to build and guide the church), 3.0 (The Reformation, printing press, and rise of mass media) and 4.0 (reclaiming the oral tradition through digital media) - Accessible guide for pastoral leaders as they navigate the digital landscape Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies impact individual and communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks at how our efforts to be story-keepers, story-sharers, and story-makers have evolved over four eras of human communication. Framed by the Great Commission imperative to "make disciples," this book offers a road map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as well as long-time believers, within a faith community. The author successfully illustrates that church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God's enduring love, but also how to use today's tools appropriately for evangelization and faith formation.

Generations of Faith Resource Manual

Generations of Faith Resource Manual
Author: John Roberto,Mariette Martineau
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1585953997
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Release: 2005-07
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This invaluable resource offers planning processes and practical tools for fashioning and implementing a lifelong curriculum. Includes a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations for each chapter as well as worksheets and handouts.

Christian Education and the Emerging Church

Christian Education and the Emerging Church
Author: Rev. Dr. Wendi Sargeant
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781498204316
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Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All signs point to Christian education having lost its theological location and prominence in the life of the Western Protestant church. The Emerging Church movement, as an intentionally postmodern approach to ministry in the contemporary context, may, however, offer insights to reinterpret Christian education. This significant movement in today's church gives Christian education a new interpretive framework that is theologically located at an intersection of doxology and doctrine. In her examination of postmodern faith formation, Wendi Sargeant explores the importance of the Christian worshipping community as the most appropriate setting for Christian education. Practitioners and students will benefit from the ready-to-use teaching and learning matrix, and all those with interest in the formation of faith in themselves and others will draw much from the way Sargeant situates worship as the basis for enhancing Christian formation and ethos.

Parish Faith Formation Assessment and Planning Tool

Parish Faith Formation Assessment and Planning Tool
Author: Janet M. Peterson Haarman
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1580510574
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Release: 1999
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How are new members being welcomed into your parish? How are parishioners being challenged to grow in their relationship with God and in service to others? Parish Faith Formation Assessment and Planning Tool, winner of the 1997 Research Award from the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership, helps identify key areas in faith formation for assessment and planning. This book is solid and comprehensive, yet flexible enough to meet individual needs.

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us
Author: Catholic Church. National Conference of Catholic Bishops
Pages: 71
ISBN: 1574552996
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Release: 1999
Editor: USCCB Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this statement, 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.

Big Book of Ideas for Children s Faith Formation

Big Book of Ideas for Children s Faith Formation
Author: Beth Branigan McNamara
Pages: 377
ISBN: 0879730188
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Release: 2000-11-30
Editor: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you can round up some construction paper, a few old magazines, a box of Q-Tips, a spool of ribbon, and some glue, this book will show you how to make hours of fun for young children. These are all faith-centered, classroom-tested activities, and it's the only book of its kind made especially for Catholic children.

Dreams and Visions

Dreams and Visions
Author: Bill Huebsch
Pages: 154
ISBN: 1585956384
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Release: 2007-07
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here Bill Huebsch offers a blueprint for how to bring the dreams and visions for a GREAT parish to fruition. He shows parish leaders and ministers how to move in the direction of lifelong faith formation by offering adults in the parish powerful conversion experiences (particularly through parish-based retreats and intergenerational Faith Gatherings). He also offers a clear and consistent plan for step-by-step growth, with special emphasis on excellent liturgies, strong and effective catechist and teacher formation, and developing households of faith. In this definitive guide, he not only shows parishes how to get started but also how to keep going until lifelong faith formation is a reality.

Formation of Faith

Formation of Faith
Author: Bernard J. Cooke
Pages: 113
ISBN: OCLC:224358020
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Faith and Virtue Formation

Faith and Virtue Formation
Author: Adam C. Pelser,W. Scott Cleveland
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780192895349
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Release: 2021-06-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Christian tradition offers a compelling vision of what it is for human life to be lived well. This collection articulates various aspects of that vision in ways that will deepen understanding of virtue formation. The contributors demonstrate that moral philosophy not only illuminates, but can also inspire the formation of virtue.

Co Creators with God

Co Creators with God
Author: Bernadette T. Stankard
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1585955841
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Release: 2007-02
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using anecdotes, practical advice, and theological insights, Stankard talks about obstacles to creativity, creativity and faith formation, creativity in the spiritual life, transformation, the journey to wholeness, and sharing in Gods creation. She invites readers to reflect carefully on the ideas, examples, and questions she offers and to experience the creativity exercises, which can lead to gentle but powerful changes in their spiritual lives.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Author: Amanda Millay Hughes
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1561012076
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on the wisdom of years of study and experience, educator, artist, and mother Amanda Millay Hughes offers a sustained reflection on adolescence, parenting, and the formation of faith. What does it mean to be a parent to an adolescent? How can we help them to draw on the wisdom of elders, as Jesus did in the temple? How can we give our young people the tools they need to form a strong foundation of faith as they face the trials and dangers of modern life? Using Luke s account of Jesus journey to Jerusalem at age twelve, Hughes weaves a rich tapestry with her own lost and found experience of raising three adolescents, and her years of work with young people. A must-read book for educators, parents, and anyone concerned about the faith formation of our next generation."

Intergenerational Christian Formation

Intergenerational Christian Formation
Author: Holly Catterton Allen,Christine Lawton
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780830863464
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Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Holly Allen and Christine Lawton offer a complete framework for intentional intergenerational Christian formation in the church. Providing theoretical foundations and case studies of intergenerational congregations, this book offers hope that worship, learning, community, and service can all be achieved intergenerationally.