Faith Growth for ALL Ages and Generations

Family FaithOver 1,500 parishes have developed an innovative approach to lifelong faith formation that is centered in the events of church life, embraces all ages and generations, and promotes faith growth at home.

Through training, consulting, coaching, and supportive resources, we can equip your parish staff and volunteer leadership with the knowledge, skills, tools, and program resources for creating lifelong faith formation for the whole parish community.

This two-day training experience provides a step-by-step way for parish catechetical leaders and/or teams to:

  • Assess parish efforts in faith formation and analyze the results vis a vis their vision of lifelong faith formation for the parish.
  • Develop a vision of lifelong faith formation that is unique and specific to their ministry setting, but rooted in the catechetical teachings of the Church.
  • Develop a customized plan for parish lifelong faith formation rooted in the vision and teachings of the Church, and emerging from the framework of the four settings for catechesis and the five curricula of faith learning.
  • Acquire skills and tools for implementing and evaluating their customized plan for lifelong faith formation.

When you and/or members of your leadership team participate in this training and engage in a comprehensive approach to lifelong faith formation, you will see:

  • people of all ages, especially adults, learning and growing in faith together.
  • parishioners building relationships with one another, and building authentic Christian community.
  • families exploring faith at home and participating Sunday worship and other parish programs.
  • a shift from ministry specific "silos" to collaboration among staff and key volunteers.
  • closer connection between faith formation and worship.

And you will have access to all the necessary tools and resources for implementation, all of which have been field-tested and shown to work. Most importantly, you will receive a free 30-day trial subscription to Fashioning Faith, CMD's online resource for launching and sustaining lifelong faith formation in the parish.

Lifelong faith formation is not just for children, not just for families; it's for everyone in the parish.


For more information contact ...

Joan Weber
Joan Weber

Project Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministry Services

Center for Ministry Development

1502 Denali Drive

Marion, IA 52302 United States

Phone: 4023195711