The heart of adult faith formation
Recent history bears witness that if adults are not well-formed in the Faith, the younger generations will lack formation as well. But with solid and vibrant adult faith formation programs, a personal relationship with Christ is better fostered among parishioners, the Sacraments begin to take on more relevance to everyday life and the motivation to share the Good News with those outside the flock is awakened. From there, the good work of catechizing children by the local parish is more likely to be reinforced by well-formed parents. In short, the benefits are incalculable!Conversion is said to be a series of beginnings. Indeed it is. We fall and then with the Lord's grace, we rise again to new life. This process repeats itself over and over again throughout the life of a Christian. Indeed, the road to heaven is paved with many blessings, setbacks, and detours. As such, we can't make this journey alone. With ongoing conversion, there needs to be ongoing adult faith formation. More specifically, the disciple of Christ is continual need of revealed truth and life-giving grace. This is why the U.S. Bishops remind us that "adult faith formation must become our chief catechetical priority." (Our Hearts Were Burning, #25)
Adult Faith Formation Vision Statement
The vision of adult faith formation for the Diocese of Green Bay is one that challenges our parishes to become more dynamic communities that support lifelong learning and growth in discipleship by placing adult faith formation at the center of parish life.
Adult Faith Formation E-Newsletter/Contact AFF Director
The monthly Adult Faith Formation newsletter includes updates on classes/events, resources, and helpful materials. Signup for E-mail Newsletter or Contact Diocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation.
Adult Faith Formation Classes and Events
A variety of adult faith formation opportunities are available and nearly all classes are offered to adults at no charge. This is possible through the generosity of your donations to the annual Bishop's Appeal. Thank you for supporting this ministry and ensuring the quality of adult programming in our Diocese.
Adult Faith Formation Strategic Plan
The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to making adult faith formation the foundational form of catechesis in the parish.
Parish Evangelization Director
Diocese of Green Bay
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305
Phone: (920) 272-8313
The Diocese of Green Bay sees itself as the servant of the local parish. In fact, Bishop David Ricken, in his pastoral letter, "Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive," reminds us that the Church's mission is most fully realized in the parish. In the totality of believers the fullness of Christ is encountered!
And as the Parish Evangelization Director for the Diocese of Green Bay, I am ready and eager to assist parish leaders in bringing souls to Christ. Whether it be providing resources, speakers or curricula, I would consider it a privilege to help advance your mission in forming adults after the likeness of Christ. Please do not hesitate to contact me.