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Lifelong Faith Associates

LifelongFaith Associates are adult faith experts committed to helping congregations develop lifelong faith formation for all ages and generations, increasing the capacity of leaders and communities to nurture faith growth. The initiatives include publications, symposiums, projects and resources websites

www.lifelongfaith.com - LifelongFaith Associates' website featuring publications, events and the journal

www.reimaginefaithformation.com - Resource website to redesign various adult formation activities

www.faithformationlearningexchange.net - Resource website on research and best practice models


Demographics

Pew Research Center​ - research on religion and public life

Prezi on 'Forming Adults in all Seasons of Adulthood'​ by Dominik Gnirs, Source: Lifelong Faith Associates


Literature

Au, Wilkie: “The Person of the Catechist” in Empowering Catechetical Leaders (Groome & Corso, Eds) Washington D.C.: National Catholic Educational Association, 1999.

Berry, Karen O.S.F. Prayer S​ervices for Parishes Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005.

Coffey, Kathy: Immersed in the Sacred: Discovering the ‘Small S” in Sacraments Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2003.

Finley, Kathleen: Savoring God: Praying With All Our Senses Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2003.

Huebsch, Bill (Ed.) Into the Fields: Catechist and Teacher Formation for the Whole Community (Facilitator Manual) New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2006.

Huebsch, Bill (Ed.) et al. Into the Fields: Catechist and Teacher Formation for the Whole Community (Year 1) New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2006.

Into the Fields: Catechist and Teacher Formation for the Whole Community (Year 2) New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2006

Into the Fields: Catechist and Teacher Formation for the Whole Community (Year 3) New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2006.

Huebsch, Bill People of God at Prayer: 18 Services in the Spirit of Vatican II Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2003.

Growing Faith Project: Facilitator’s Guide  Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2005.

Huebsch, Bill & Shaughnessy, Maureen, SC. Growing Faith Project: Complete Set of 48 Titles New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2005.

Kemp, Carrie. Catholics Can Come Home Again!: A Guide for the Journey of Reconciliation with Inactive Catholics Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2002. 

Kinnaman, David & Barna, George. Churchless - Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them: Tyndale Momentum, 2014.

Klein, Peter (Ed.) The Catholic Source Book Newly Revised Orlando, FL: Harcourt Religion Publishers, 2007.

Klein, Peter (Ed.) The Scripture Source Book for Catholics Orlando, FL: Harcourt Religion Publishers, 2008.

L’Arche Daybreak Community: Living the Beatitudes: Daily Reflections for Lent Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1995.

Mallon, Fr. James: Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish: Novalis Publishing 2014.

Regan, Jane E.: Toward an Adult Church: A Vision of Faith Formation Chicago: Loyola Press, 2002

Regan, Jane & McReavy Bitzan, Mimi: Engaging Adults in Meaningful Conversation: What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2005. (Finding God Series)

Engaging Adults in Meaningful Conversation: Finding God in Our Busy Lives Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2006. (Finding God Series)

Regan, Jane E.: Forming a Community of Faith New London: Twenty-Third Publications 2014.

Rohr, Richard & Martos, Joseph: The Wild Man’s Journey: Reflections on Male Spiritu​ality Revised Edition. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1996.

Rupp, Joyce & Wiederkehr, Macrina: The Circle of Life: The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2005.​​

Schaeffler, Janet, Deepening Faith - Adult Faith Formation in the Parish. Minnesota: Liturgical Press 2016.

Strohm, Dcn. Keith: The Story You Thought You Knew. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor 2017.

Weddell, Sherry: Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus: Our Sunday Visitor 2012.

Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples: Our Sunday Visitor 2015.

White, Michael & Corcoran, Tom: Rebuilt - Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter: Ave Maria Press 2013.

Wiederkehr, Macrina: Seasons of Your Heart: Prayers & Reflections Revised and Expanded, San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1991.

Wiest, Jeanne: Rooted in Christ: 12 Faith Formation Sessions for Adults New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2005.

Zanzig, Tom & Kelter, Shirley (Eds)  Adult Faith Formation Strategies Madison, WI: Metanoia Resources, 2006.


Resource​s from Publishers​

Echoes of Faith: Catechist Formation Allen, TX: National Conference for Catechetical Leadership/ RCL, 1999.

Echoes of Faith: The Catechist: Part I Getting Started as a Catechist Allen, TX: National Conference for Catechetical Leadership/ RCL, 1999.

Echoes of Faith: The Catechist: Part II Roles of the Catechist Allen, TX: National Conference for Catechetical Leadership/ RCL, 1999.

Echoes of Faith Plus: Adult Faith Formation Allen, TX: National Conference for Catechetical Leadership/ RCL, 2007. (CD with each booklet, DVD also included in Leader’s Pack)

The Effective DRE – A Skills Development Series from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and Loyola Press (www.nccl.org – members enjoy a 10% discount when ordering from NCCL) Titles to note include Developing a Parish Program (Ch 5); Catechizing for a Just World; Forming Ministerial Relationships; Communicating Effectively; Understanding Catechesis.

Catholic Teaching Series from The Center for Learning (www.centerforlearning.org) Themes include Ecological Justice; Sin and Grace; Ecumenism; World Religions; Social Justice; Saints; Sacraments; Morality; Ministry; Mary; Love and Sexuality; Life Issues; Life Commitments; Hebrew Scriptures; Eucharist; End Times; Christology; Authority, Obedience and Freedom; Christian Scriptures.

Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and Loyola Press (www.nccl.org – members enjoy a 10% discount when ordering from NCCL) Themes include Ecclesiology; Church History; Christian Morality; Mary and the Saints; Theological Reflection; Christology; Sacramental Theology; Scripture.

Light of Faith Series from the Center for Learning (www.centerforlearning.org) Themes include Prayer – God’s Presence & God’s Power; Witness – Morality & Message; Ministry – Call & Service; Leadership – Vision & Voice; Church – Word & Sacrament; Discipleship – The Journey & The Mission.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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