Faithformation2020: Designing the Future of Faith Formation

PictureJohn Roberto

Vibrant Faith Publishing, 2010.  Lifelong Faith Associates

The book presents the knowledge and tools for envisioning the future in your church, for utilizing practices and strategies for bringing the future to life in your church, and for developing your capacities for leading faith formation into the future. It is organized in four sections: 

Part 1. Envisioning the Future of Faith Formation 2020
Part 2. Designing the Shape of Faith Formation 2020
Part 3. Leading Faith Formation 2020
Part 4. Bringing the Faith Formation 2020 Scenarios to Life: 16 Strategies for Faith Formation 2020

For additional information, visit the web site at http://www.faithformation2020.net/

Resources for Creative Teaching – April

The new Resources for Creative Teaching Newsletter page for April is now available.  The topic this month is the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation online course information.

CATECHIST’S RESOURCE ON THE ROMAN MISSAL

Catechist’s Companion:  About the Revised Roman Missal by Our Sunday Visitor.   

Give your catechists the tool they need to explain the what, why, and how of the new translation of the Roman Missal. Identify the key issues, interesting background, and teachable moments to help students understand and embrace the new translation.  Go to https://catalog.osv.com/Catalog.aspx?SimpleDisplay=true&ProductCode=X1163 for information.

COMMITMENT TO CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION

The Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh has produced a study guide on the Catholic commitment to care for God’s creation, and explicitly addresses the issue of climate change. The study guide includes prayers and Scripture reflections about the environment.  Go to http://studyguides.eu5.org/docs/environment.pdf for the free download.   Good to use with Small Faith Communities.

Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide

The Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide... [Book]Reggie Joiner, David C Cook, 2009

Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences.

The premise of this book is simple:  as long as churches do only what churches are doing, they will get only the results they are presently getting.  And as long as families do only what families are doing, they will produce only the outcomes they are presently producing.  To expierence a different outcome, we have to embarce a different strategy.

When the “yellow” church works with the “red” family, we get orange!

What to learn more about orange???? Click here  http://www.whatisorange.org/

PREPARING FOR THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL IN SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

Renew International presents “Lifting Up Our Hearts,” a six-session faith-sharing process to learn about the Roman Missal and appreciate the liturgy.  Materials include:  Participant’s Book, Music CD, Pew Cards,Leader’s Guide and free bonus materials to download.  Go to https://www.renewintl.org/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vLaunch/Home?OpenDocument&MainLink=/RENEW/eStore.nsf/vNewProductsCategorywCart?OpenView&Cat=Lifting Up Our Hearts&Count=-1 to see materials and register for webinars.