A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation


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Format: Paperback

Publication date: August 3, 2009


Neil Parent lends his authoritative voice to the issue of adult faith formation. Parent articulates his view that learning about the faith in adulthood is not merely an extension of basic childhood religious education, but is rather a continuous, lifelong process. Drawing from years of experience leading the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, Parent combines Church teaching and adult learning theory to make this a must-read for pastors, catechists, and students in faith formation ministries.

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Pages: 192

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594712081

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A symphony of practical wisdom.”

    “Neil Parent orchestrates a symphony of practical wisdom and resources to support the emerging adult faith formation leader in both parish and diocese.”

    Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski
    Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives
    The University of Dayton

  • “New insights.”

    “Anyone familiar with adult faith formation will be able to take away new insights from the wisdom and tested pastoral practice reflected in this book. Anyone new to the field will find much on which to build a parish adult faith formation effort.”

    Michael Steier
    Associate Director
    Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

  • “Confronting and comforting.”

    “Confronting and comforting, Catholic and ecumenical, missteps and miracles. Neil Parent did it all. This book puts flesh on the goal of comprehensive lifelong adult faith formation.”

    Leland D. Nagel
    Executive Director
    National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

  • “A valuable gift.”

    “This is not a book that should be on every catechetical leader's shelf. It should constantly be in their hands, their minds, their hearts. It is practical, perceptive, pertinent, persuasive and powerful.”

    Janet Schaeffler, OP.
    Catechetical Leader

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Adult Formation and Liturgy
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Historic Milestones
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Intergenerational Catechesis
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Approaches to Learning Needs Analysis
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Parish as a Teaching Community
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Program Planning Guide and Checklist
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Designing Promotional Material
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Relevant Ecclesial Documents Concerning Adult Faith Formation
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Sample Letter of Appointment
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