Adolescent Faith Formation: Practices and Approaches

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April, 2020

Adolescent Faith Formation Practices and Approaches

Instructor: Michael Droege

Adolescent Faith Formation explores the unique life tasks, needs, interests, and spiritual journeys of adolescents today (second decade of life). The course presents a holistic approach to faith formation with adolescents by incorporating intergenerational, family, and age group experiences. The course guides you in developing an adolescent faith formation plan for your church with programs, activities, and strategies, including ways to incorporate digital methods and media into adolescent faith formation.


  • Adolescents Today

  • Practices and Approaches for Adolescent Faith Formation

  • Developing a Holistic Plan for Adolescent Faith Formation

  • Designing Faith Formation Programming for Adolescents and Families


Week #1: Live Presentation: Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon Eastern time (90 minutes)

Holy Week - No Class

Week #2: Online Learning Session: Week of April 13

Week #3: Online Learning Session: Week of April 20

Week #4: Live Discussion: Wednesday, April 29 at 12 noon or 7 pm Eastern time (60 minutes)

Michael Droege serves as the Youth and Family Ministries Director at Wilson Memorial Church in Watchung, NJ and is a frequent workshop and conference speaker with two decades of experience training and coaching leaders. He is a pastor with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC), and has been in youth and family ministry for nearly 30 years. Michael has worked in both urban and suburban environments bringing a unique ability to listen to cultures and help churches draw out their best in their unique context. Michael is completing a doctoral program at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) studying systems of passing along faith.

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CLICK on the GREEN "REGISTER" button at the top of the page and you’ll be taken to the registration page for the course you have chosen. Click on the course and fill out the registration form and your payment information. You will receive immediate confirmation of your enrollment, followed by an email with instructions.

For complete information about the Vibrant Faith Institute, visit: https://www.vibrantfaith.org/vfi/

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