Pathways to Faith Maturity: Personalizing Faith Formation

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May, 2020

Pathways to Faith Maturity: Personalizing Faith Formation

Instructor: Rev. Kathy Pittenger

Pathways to Faith Maturity guides you in learning how to personalize faith formation by creating pathways of discipleship and faith growth to help individuals and families discern their religious needs and interests, and chart their future faith growth. The course equips you with the skills to design a pathways tool for a target audience and to create playlists of faith forming content and experiences to accompany the pathways tool. The course presents a variety of examples of churches using pathways and playlists to personalize faith formation around the religious and spiritual journeys of their people.


  • The Theory and Practice of Discipleship and Faith Maturing Pathways

  • Designing a Faith Maturing Pathway

  • Designing a Playlist of Content and Experiences for Pathways


Week #1: Live Presentation: Tuesday, May 5 at 12 noon Eastern time (90 minutes)

Week #2: Online Learning Session: Week of May 11

Week #3: Online Learning Session: Week of March 18

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

Rev. Kathy Pittenger is an Ordained Deacon and serves as Children’s Initiatives Coordinator for the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously she served as the Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation for Central United Methodist Church in Waterford, MI. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Her passion lies in the areas of children¹s ministry, literacy awareness, discipleship pathways, and walking with people on their spiritual journey. Kathy has been involved with local school partnerships for over six years.

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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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