Intergenerational Faith Formation: Practices and Approaches

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March, 2020

Intergenerational Faith Formation: Practices and Approaches

Instructor: Dr. Kathie Amidei

Intergenerational Faith Formation explores the role of the intergenerational faith community in developing vibrant faith in people of all ages and generations. The course presents the theory and practices for becoming an intentional intergenerational faith community. The course provides strategies and resources for 1) utilizing intergenerational events and experiences, such as Sunday worship, to form faith in all ages, 2) connecting the generations, 3) infusing intergenerational relationships and experiences into existing age-group programs, and 4) designing new intergenerational programs and experiences.

Course Topics

  • The Importance of Intergenerational Faith Forming

  • Theory and Practices for Intergenerational Faith Formation

  • Designing Intergenerational Strategies and Programming


Week #1: Live Presentation: Wednesday March 4 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: Wednesday, March 25 at 12 noon or 7 pm Eastern time (60 minutes))

Dr. Kathie Amidei serves as Pastoral Associate at St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Wisconsin. She was formerly the Associate Director for Catechesis and Child Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She has served in a number of parishes as a teacher and a director of religious education. She has a Doctorate in Education and Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Kathie is a national speaker and writer for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division. She is the co-author of, The Journey: A Guide for Persons, Partners and Parents, and Learning Together: Forming Faith in Families, An Intergenerational Resource, and a contributing author to Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating and Serving Faithfully.

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

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