People of all ages today are asking the question “How shall we live now?” The pandemic has disrupted our lives in ways that we have only begun to name. We are searching anew for meaning and purpose – now in a post-pandemic world. What are the approaches, resources, people, and wisdom we need to address the “How shall we live now?” question?
One approach is to focus on formation in Christian practices. We form people in the practices of the Christian way of life by drawing upon the wisdom of the Bible and Christian tradition, and connecting the practices to the “signs of the times” – the struggles, joys, needs, and hungers of people and communities today, and equipping people with the skills and ways to live the practice in their daily life.
This live online event will present the vision and tools for designing Christian practices formation programs. There will be examples of curriculum approaches, program designs, and learning activities that churches can use.
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
2 - 3:30 PM EST
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 - 11:30 AM EST
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
John Roberto has spent a lifetime working in Christian faith formation—teaching, writing, researching, consulting, and developing program resources. He founded Lifelong Faith Associates, LLC in 2006 to continue his work. He served on the leadership team of Vibrant Faith Ministries from 2017-2020. John is also the founder of the Center for Ministry Development (1978) where he worked for 28 years. John has a master’s degree in religious education from Fordham University and graduate studies in sociology at Catholic University. He is married to Linda, father of three married children, and grandfather of five children.
His latest publications include Faith Formation with a New Generation (2018), Families at the Center of Faith Formation (2016), Seasons of Adult Faith Formation (2015), Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century (2015), Generations Together (2014), and Faith Formation 2020 (2010). He was the creator and project coordinator of the Generations of Faith Project, a five-year Lilly Endowment funded project (2001-2006) to develop intergenerational faith formation in Catholic parishes across the United States.