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March, 2020

Developing Lifelong Faith Formation

Instructor: John Roberto

Developing Lifelong Faith Formation will guide you (and your leadership team) through a process for creating and implementing a lifelong faith formation plan with intergenerational, family, and children-youth-adult faith forming programming, guided by the ten principles and practices of lifelong faith formation (developed by John Roberto). A lifelong plan is both a vision for the future and a practical guide with lots of ideas and strategies that can guide faith formation with all ages and generations in your church. The course provides resources, strategies, and programming to implement a lifelong faith formation plan.


  • Guided Application: Creating and Implementing a Lifelong Faith Formation Plan

  • “Best Practice” Examples of Lifelong Faith Formation in Churches

  • Development of an Infrastructure to Support Lifelong Faith Formation


Week #1: Live Presentation: Tuesday, March 3 at 12 noon Eastern time (90 minutes)

Week #2: Online Learning Session: Week of March 9

Week #3: Online Learning Session: Week of March 16

Week #4: Live Discussion: Thursday, March 26 at 12 noon and 7 pm Eastern time (60 minutes)

John Roberto is on the Leadership Team of Vibrant Faith Ministries where he serves as the coordinator of training services. He works as a consultant to churches and national organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored books and program manuals in faith formation. His latest publications include Faith Formation with a New Generation (2018), Families at the Center of Faith Formation (2016), Seasons of Adult Faith Formation (2015), Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century (2015), Generations Together (2014), and Faith Formation 2020 (2010). He is the founder of LifelongFaith Associates (2006) and the Center for Ministry Development (1978).

How do I enroll?

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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