Adult Faith Formation: Practices and Approaches

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February, 2020

Adult Faith Formation: Practices and Approaches

Instructor: Janet Schaeffler

The Adult Faith Formation course presents effective practices and approaches for faith formation with each season of adulthood - young adults, midlife adults, mature adults, and older adults – and the skills to design faith formation to address their unique life stages. The course guides you in designing a faith formation plan for one or more seasons of adulthood using a variety of strategies, programs, and activities, including methods and tools for utilizing digitally-enabled strategies in adult faith formation.


  • The Seasons of Adulthood

  • Practices and Approaches for the Seasons of Adulthood

  • Methods and Strategies for Adult Faith Formation Today

  • Designing Adult Faith Formation Programming


Week #1: Live Presentation: Tuesday, February 4 at 12 noon Eastern time (90 minutes)

Week #2: Online Learning Session: Week of February 10

Week #3: Online Learning Session: Week of February 17

Week #4: Live Discussion: Tuesday, February 25 at 12 noon or 7 pm Eastern time (60 minutes)

Sister Janet Schaeffler is an Adrian Dominican Sister who has worked in parish and archdiocesan ministry in faith formation. She is currently ministering as an adult faith formation consultant and presenter. The author of hundreds of articles and several publications in catechetical and parish ministry, her articles can be found in Today's Parish and Religion Teacher's Journal as well as several other parish ministerial publications. She teaches online courses through Boston College and the University of Dayton. One of her most recent books is Deepening Faith: Adult Faith Formation in the Parish (Liturgical Press, 2016). Janet created and publishes GEMS - a monthly newsletter flowing from an ongoing international adult faith formation best practices study (www.janetschaeffler.com).

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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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