What is Adult Faith Formation?
Adult Faith Formation attends to our heart, our mind, our soul, and our body. It is an integrated understanding of who we are as beloved children of God, who are continually urged to know, love, and serve God more fully. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describes adult faith formation as an essential process inviting Catholic Christians to integrate their own life experiences with knowledge of the faith, love of God, and love of neighbor. It is a complete initiation into the life of the Church as a way of forming a Christian conscience and a desire to act as Christ’s hands and feet in the world.
The Three Main Goals of Adult Faith Formation
- Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
- Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
- Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.
Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Parish Pastoral Plan 2016-2020
Goal III. Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization.
Offer a wide range of ongoing Adult Faith Formation activities, including spiritual and educational gatherings, as part of a life-long process of growth in prayer, relationship with the Lord, and knowledge of His teachings as articulated by the Church Jesus founded.
Adult Faith Formation Videos
Each episode is 9 minutes long.
Episode 1: Catholic Retrospective: The Church Catholic and Apostolic
Episode 2: Transcending History with the Eyes of Faith
Episode 3: Can the Church be in Error?
Episode 4: Did Martin Luther Intend to Start a New Church?
Episode 5: Catholic Europe and Response to Martin Luther
Episode 6: The Problem of Sola Scriptura
Episode 7: The Catholic Reformation/Council of Trent
Episode 8: True Reformers
Episode 9: The Renewal of Mysticism
Episode 10: The Ongoing Call to Reconcile With Each Other