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Specialized Courses

Specialized Faith Formation Courses focus on one element of lifelong faith formation—intergenerational, family, children and youth, adult, missional, and digital—and will help you develop in-depth knowledge, practices, and skills for designing faith formation for the whole congregation. You will design strategies, programs, and activities to implement in your church.

Each course includes two live, online presentations, two self-paced online learning sessions, and a participant project that applies the learning to the leader's church.

Required: Access to high-speed internet and a computer with audio and a video camera to utilize the ZOOM video conferencing platform. Online presentations are also recorded for later viewing.

The fee for each Specialized Course is $150.
There is one required book for each course; the cost of the book is additional.





Family Faith Formation: Families at the Center of Faith Formation

January 14 - February 8, 2019

Instructor: Jolene Roehlkepartain - Founder and President of Ideas to Ink; Author, Educator. (MBA University of St. Thomas)

Families at the Center of Faith Formation explores how parents and the family are the single most imporant influence on religious transmission and faith pactice. The course presents eight foundational strategies for family faith formation: 1) discovering God in everyday life; 2) forming faith at home through the life cycle; 3) forming faith through milestones; 4) celebrating seasonal events through the year; 5) encountering God in the Bible through the year; 6) connecting families intergenerationally; 7) developing a strong family life; and 8) empowering parents and grandparents as faith formers. Leaders will design one or more strategies to create new or enhanced programming that engages families at church, at home, and in the community.

Live, on-line presentations on January 16 and January 30, 2019 at 12 noon Eastern Time (90 minutes each)

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 two weeks prior to the start of your course with login instructions.




For complete information about the Vibrant Faith Institute, including the one-year Foundations Program and other Specialized Faith Formation Courses, visit: https://www.vibrantfaith.org/vfi/

To register for the one year, three-part Foundations Program: Lifelong Faith Formation for the 21st Century, visit https://vfi-foundations2019.eventbrite.com

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