Hybrid Adult Faith Formation Renaissance Module ~ Winter 2015

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Summary of the Module Goals

  • Model good practices in adult faith development programming
  • Present information about the characteristics of adult learners
  • Demonstrate and provide practice in the application of learning theory to congregational life and adult faith development programming
  • Connect adult programming and faith development to building multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational beloved congregational community
  • Consider ways in which adult programming balances opportunities both for mixing with those of other perspectives and life experiences and for huddling with those who share similar life experiences and perspectives
  • Consider the contemporary cultural context and its impact on programming and congregational life and explore strategies for responding effectively
  • Provide and demonstrate practical tools for planning and supporting adult programming in Unitarian Universalist faith communities
  • Present the philosophy and approach of Tapestry of Faith, provide details about adult programming, and provide an opportunity for sharing experiences with Tapestry of Faith

Who Should Attend

This module is an excellent introduction to adult faith development philosophy, programming, and resources for religious educators, ministers, and adult program leaders.


Patricia Infante, Congregational Life Staff, Central East Region; Credentialed Religious Educator
Gabrielle Farrell, Lifespan Religious Educator, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda MD

Webinar Dates

Session 1: January 21, 2015
Session 2: January 28, 2015
Session 3: February 11, 2015
Session 4: February 25, 2015
Session 5: March 11, 2015

In Person Workshop:

Date:  Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9 am – 5 pm (More specific details will be provided to registrants)
Location: Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda MD

A note about webinar times: Each webinar is approximately 90 minutes in length.  The tentative start time is 10 am.   If we have enough registrants, we will split the group into an AM session and a PM session with an afternoon or evening time to be determined.

Attendance is expected for all sessions although we recognize that there may be unavoidable conflicts.  An occasional session may be rescheduled as the will of the group dictates.  All sessions will be recorded for later viewing. The Reader is Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation by Carol-Howard Merritt, published by the Alban Institute, 2010.

Technical Requirements

Computer access with bandwidth that supports a video stream.
Headset strongly recommended
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Registration fee is $100 per person.
The fee includes materials, light morning refreshments and lunch for the in person workshop.
Transportation to Bethesda and lodging in NOT included in the registration fee.  Some limited home hospitality may be available.  General information about lodging will be provided to participants after the start of the class.

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2015

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