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Adult Faith Formation
Strategic Plan Background

The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to making adult faith formation the foundational form of catechesis in the parish. It emphasizes that as members of a parish community plan, celebrate, preach, serve, teach, witness, welcome, gather, socialize and pray together they must first keep in mind the formation of the adult members of the parish community.

The Strategic Plan for adult faith formation involved the catechetical leaders and pastors of the Diocese of Green Bay. Focus and direction was provided by the Adult Faith Formation Advisory Team.

As part of the plan’s development process, we identified a set of priorities and goals for adult faith formation over the next three years that incorporates the strengths and weaknesses of, opportunities for and threats to adult faith formation. Action plans reflect the goals and priorities of this ministry.

Priorities and Goals of Adult Faith Formation of the Diocese of Green Bay (F.A.C.E.S.)

Foundations

  • To nurture the faith of our adults so that people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer.
  • To provide the necessary materials and resources to enable parishes to implement intentional, diverse and consistent adult faith formation programming.
  • To develop and implement programs based on the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults which integrate the teachings, traditions and values of the Catholic Church.
  • To promote and provide for adults in family formation programs based on the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Allocation

  • To develop and implement a just and equitable salary scale for adult faith formation directors
  • To outline a catechetical budget for adult faith formation programming for use in each parish.

Communication

  • To develop and implement a marketing plan for adult faith formation.
  • To ensure that adult faith formation is the central catechetical mission of the Catholic Church.
  • To research and disseminate “best practices” in adult faith formation.

Evangelization

  • Invite and enable ongoing conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
  • Call and prepare adults to act as disciples to the world.

Support

  • To provide increased networking and opportunities for collaboration.
  • To provide ongoing professional development opportunities and faith formation for all involved in adult faith formation.