Faith Formation is not a ministry reserved only for children and youth.
It is not simply “new” terminology for Christian education and Sunday school.
At Confirmation, one is not fully “formed” in faith. so you don’t graduate from Faith Formation.
Instead, as we pay attention to the ways God is acting in our lives daily,
we deepen our relationship with God in Christ Jesus, and with others.
As 21st Century disciples of Jesus, its is even more imperative that we remain attentive to God’s active presence in our lives, since we live in a predominantly post-Christendom culture. Less Americans claim “Christianity” as their faith tradition than at any point in our history, so strengthening our relationship with God, allows us to share more confidently and openly our beliefs in words and actions. We receive the invitation to be God’s children, and are equipped in our own faith formative practices, to be sent out to serve in the manner of Jesus.
Practices that include, but are not limited to:
Prayer & Conversations with God
Reading, Exploring & Discussing God’s Word
Sharing Christ-like Service as we Strive for Justice
Engaging in these practices, helps us strengthen our relationship with God, our fellow Christians, and our neighbors. We live more confidently into our role as children of God and ultimately as disciples of Jesus, putting these practices at the heart of Faith Formation.