"Faith Formation" -- What Do We Mean?

The Ministry of Community and Faith Formation table is working to further develop our ministry of faith formation. We have begun by trying to explain what we mean by the terms and to suggest some central practices for our congregation. Martha Schwehn Bardwell and Paul Batalden have created a first draft of our thinking (follow this link to download a copy as a pdf.)

We welcome your consideration of our thinking and invite your reactions to what we have developed so far. We are specifically interested in:

  1. What seems really “right”?
  2. What seems “muddy” or unclear?
  3. What seems to have been left out?

Please send your feedback to Martha (.) At a later time this fall, we hope to have some general discussion in a Sunday morning Adult Forum or Wednesday evening session.