Many Faces of Adult Learners (AFL 3)

Course Level: Advanced

Course Summary

In Catechesi Tradendae, (On Catechesis in Our Times, #43), Pope John Paul II wrote that the catechesis of adults is "the principal form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form." In 1999, the bishops of the United States presented us with a pastoral plan for fulfilling the challenge of forming and transforming adults into persons with mature faith. This document is Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States.

Before we can successfully catechize adults, however, we must first understand who the adults in our Church are. In this course we shall briefly explore the elements which determine how we plan for and implement adult learning and faith formation opportunities in our parishes.

This course is part of a specialized Certificate in Adult Formation Leadership and is meant to be taken as part of a sequence. This course presupposes knowledge in the previous courses. Refer to the certificate page for more information.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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