Adult Faith Formation
Religious education is not only for children.

According to the United States Bishops' Document,
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (OHWB):
 
Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be the "the central task in [this] catechetical enterprise," becoming "the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age." (OHWB #5)
 
The Bishops outline three key goals of Adult Faith Formation
(OHWB #67-73):

Inviting and enabling ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life:
  • helping adults acquire an attitude of conversion to the Lord
  • leading adults to repentance of sin, reconciliation through the sacraments and deepening faith in Jesus
 
Promoting and supporting active membership in the Christian community:
  • helping adults make a conscious and firm decision to live the faith through membership in the Christian community
  • inviting and supporting baptized adults in their co-responsibility for the Church's mission and life
 
Calling and preparing adults to act as disciples in mission to the world:
  • inviting baptized adults to evangelization and justice in the world
Adult faith growth touches on six areas, all of which are needed for the full maturation of the Christian person:
      1. Knowledge of the faith
      2. Liturgical Life
      3. Moral Formation
      4. Prayer
      5. Communal Life
      6. Missionary Spirit



 



 

 


 
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