Adult Faith Formation Resources You Can USE

 

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Online Resources  

Family Faith Formation

Faith Formation through Mission

Presentations on mission to parish or diocesan groups, e.g., what is mission, and why is it important? These can be 45 minutes to two days in duration. For the longer programs, I can bring in people from our other offices.

Presentations on Catholic Social Teaching, usually about an hour long. I could also do one of these at an AFF Gathering.

Formation for parish groups going on short-term mission trips. These ideally consist of a four-hour session before the group embarks and a two-hour session after they return.

Small faith communities Resources 

Forming Small Christian Communities

Small Community Leader Training

Evaluating Group Life

Lectionary-based Faith Sharing

  • Commentaries on the Sunday Readings
  • Prayer Time/Oremos (RENEW International) – A faith sharing resource book based on the Sunday readings.  Can be used personally or with a group. (available in ENGLISH)
  • Exploring the Sunday Readings/para meditar las Lecturas Dominicales (Alice Camille, Twenty-Third Publications) A monthly publication which makes a spiritual connection between Scripture and daily life. Each issue gives you opening and closing prayers to guide your meditations, easy-to-understand explanations that go straight to the heart of the readings, short commentaries on each reading, and practical questions for reflection.
  • Sunday by Sunday (Good Ground Press) - a four-page weekly publication that invites adults to reflect on the Sunday Gospel and Old Testament readings.

​​Theme-based Faith Sharing

Catholic Social Teaching

  • Faith in Action (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions —all of them focused on the social teachings of the Church.

Ecology, Environment, Stewardship of the Earth, Laudato Si’

Faithful Citizenship

  • Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility USCCB, 2015

Family Faith Sharing

  • Family Faith Communities (Good Ground Press) - Easy to use, hands-on materials for family-based small Christian communities.  Offers step-by-step sessions to get a family based group started.  Includes 10 inter-generational gatherings and 10 Kitchen Table Pages for family at-home preparation.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • The Spirit of Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—all of them focused on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sacraments

  • Deepening Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions—all of them focused on the sacraments.

Virtues

  • Empowering Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—concentrating on the three theological virtues and four cardinal virtues.

Year of Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Mercy, Justice

 

CCF 704 Course 

Downloadable Resources

Publishing Companies

Research and Terrain of Adult Faith Formation

Sample Job and Role Descriptions