faith formation

Our Mission

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is a growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet. The goal is to support the church's professional ministry of religious education and faith formation in cyberspace.

The VLCFF is coordinated and sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) at the University of Dayton - a Catholic Marianist Institution.

Our mission is to mobilize the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

From the Dayton Business Journal:

"University-sponsored e-learning program reaches new heights in 2020"

By Jacob Fisher – Staff Reporter, Dayton Business Journal

"Following the cataclysmic growth of e-learning this year, an online religious education initiative sponsored by the University of Dayton is seeing greater interest than ever before."


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"...With this E-Seminar based on the pastoral letter of the Caribbean bishops, I have personally become more informed, enlightened and educated on Social Media and the wide-range of Network opportunity it can offer to the Church."

Fr. Igwu

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Catholic Education:
Dr. Tim Uhl interviews Sister Angela Zukowski


2020: A year to remember

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The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation is a non-profit organization at the University of Dayton. Your tax deductible gift can help further our mission of religious education and faith formation.

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