Adult Faith Formation
Please note: the office of Adult Faith Formation has moved. The office is now directed by Daniel Frascella, Ph.D. His contact information is:
Adult Media Library: Audio-visual resources are available for loan through the Regional Catechetical Office for Southern Westchester at 56 Dunston Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10701, (914) 965-0490. The Adult Media Library Catalogue details what what materials are available.
Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community: principles and guidelines of Adult Catechesis by the International Council for Catechesis.
Catholic Faith Inventory: an instrument to help you understand your experience of faith.
Faith Formation Learning Exchange: a website and service designed to give online access to current research, effective practices, and models in faith formation with age groups, families, and all of the generations in a church.
LifeLongFaith.Com: building a network of congregations committed to providing lifelong faith formation for all ages and generations.
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Pastoral Center: a resource of 23rd Publications provides parish leaders with resources for all levels of parish catechetical ministry.
Parish Planning Resource for Adult Faith Formation: a one page handout summarizing the main points from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us and what qualities a good Adult Faith Formation team possesses.
Seven Steps for a Successful Adult Faith Formation Effort: one page handout that describes what a parish can do to have a successful Adult Faith Formation event.
Six Dimensions of Adult Faith Formation: Content for Parish Programming from (Our Hearts were Burning, 88-96).
Three Major Goals of Adult Faith Formation: one page handout that describes the three goals; included 10 questions to help evaluate parish Adult Faith Formation.
Adult Life Stages: a one page chart describing the challenges of each stage of adult life.
Research on Catholic Generations: an article that describes the four generations of adult American Catholics.
Young Adults: Opportunities and Challenges: an article describing the development and faith growth of young adults.
Maturing Adults: Sixteen Fundamental Tasks: an article presenting a framework for the ongoing faith formation needs of maturing adults.
Best Practices for Adult Faith Formation: this article will help you assess your current efforts and plans for strengthening and expanding faith formation with adults in your parish.
Best Practices for Young Adult Faith Formation: this article will help you assess your current efforts and plans for strengthening and expanding faith formation with young adults in your parish.