For two and half days from the 21st to the 23rd of August , 40 eager participants involved in supporting and nurturing faith formation in their respective churches and communities gathered at St Peter and Emmaus Church, Joondanna to attend a workshop presented by John Roberto on Formation 2020.
From the USA, John Roberto of LifelongFaith Associates is editor of the journal Lifelong Faith, and author of Faith Formation 2020: Designing the Future of Faith. John works as a consultant to Christian churches and national organizations, teaches courses and conducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored books and program manuals in youth ministry, family ministry, and intergenerational faith formation.
Participants came from various walks of life and denominations. It was an opportunity for the Uniting, Anglican and Catholic Church to come together and connect.
Outlined here were the sessions conducted by John Roberto;
Topic 1. Adaptive Challenges Facing Churches & Faith Formation
Topic 2. Vision & Practices of 21st Century Faith Formation & Learning
Topic 3. Developing Blended Learning Approaches in Faith Formation
Topic 4. Designing a Faith Formation Network and a Digital Platform
Topic 5. Digital Tools for Faith Formation
Topic 6 – Becoming a Faith Formation Curator
Topic 7. Introducing Innovations & Facilitating Change
John Roberto encouraged everyone to embrace change and make use of the digital world as a way of forming individuals and communities outside the Church.