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Hilton Garden Inn Chicago OHare Airport

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Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Vibrant Faith is pleased to announce the 2019 Faith Formation Symposium on Effective Practices & Promising Innovations in Faith Formation.

The 2019 Symposium continues the exploration of current trends and future directions in faith formation begun by John Roberto with symposium programs on “Intergenerational Faith Formation” (2014), “Adult Faith Formation” (2015), “Family Faith Formation” (2016), and “Faith Formation with a New Generation” (2017).

Vibrant Faith Ministries is launching a new initiative to discover the most effective, evidence-based practices that promote Christian faith growth and discipleship with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and all ages (intergenerational) in Christian churches. Vibrant Faith believes that we need evidence-based research into 21st century practices that promote lifelong faith and discipleship to guide pastors and faith formation leaders in creating transforming faith formation for everyone.

It is our hope that developing a body of knowledge on effective practices in Christian faith formation will inform congregational faith formation across Christian traditions – making them more responsive, adaptive, and effective in promoting lifelong faith and discipleship in everyone. Having this knowledge provides a tremendous asset in designing faith formation that is engaging and responsive to 21stcentury children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families.

Throughout 2019 Vibrant Faith will be conducting research in congregations to identify the most effective practices in promoting Christian discipleship and faith growth. The research project will include a new survey of Christian congregations to uncover the most effective practices in faith formation with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, families, and all ages (intergenerational). Vibrant Faith will produce a report of the research findings that will be used as the basis for the 2019 Symposium.

At the 2019 Symposium, leaders will

  • review and analyze the results of the report on effective practices and promising innovations,

  • develop implications of the research study for the future of faith formation, and

  • create ways to use the research to design and enhance faith formation in congregations.

Symposium Schedule

Thursday
11 am Registration
1 pm Session 1. Exploring the Effective Practices Research Study
5:30 pm Dinner (included with registration fee)
7:00 pm Session 2. Analyzing Effective Practices: Life Stages, Family, and Intergenerational
9:00 pm Conclude

Friday
9:00 am Session 3. Exploring the Impact of Effective Practices on Congregational Culture
12 noon Lunch (included with registration fee)
1:30 pm Session 4. Envisioning How to Apply Effective Practices in Faith Formation
5:30 pm Dinner (included with registration fee)
7:00 pm Session 5. Reviewing Promising Innovations in Lifelong Faith Formation
9:00 pm Conclude

Saturday
8:30 am Session 6. Designing Faith Formation using the Effective Practices Research
12:00 pm Close

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