C-01 What’s Important to Know about Methodologies of Adult Faith Formation
The teachings of the Church advise adult faith formation to be the norm. But many Catholics stop growing in faith after their formal catechesis of childhood is completed. Reflect on a rationale and methodologies to create a culture in faith communities where individuals not only grow religiously and spiritually but also find maturing in their relationship with God through the adult years an exciting dimension of life.
Three perspectives will be explored: 1) appreciating the guidance and inspiration from the Church, 2) deepening understanding of adult stages of faith development and 3) offering practical suggestions, programs and strategies. Expanding an approach to adult faith formation nurtures adults to have more passion, compassion and wisdom in the spiritual life.
Kathie Amidei is presently serving as Pastoral Associate for Lifelong Faith Formation at St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. She was formerly the Associate Director for Child Ministry and Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She has served in a number of parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as a Catholic schoolteacher and director of religious education. She holds a BS in education and an MA in theology and is presently a candidate in the doctoral program at Cardinal Stritch University in Education and Leadership. Her dissertation is on the topic of faith development. SHE IS SPONSORED TODAY BY OUR SUNDAY VISITOR.