This masterclass presents an uplifting, fresh, and flexible approach to connecting the domestic church with the wider parish community, one that will work in congregations of all shapes and sizes. The course provides concrete steps of how to start and how to keep building a faith formation process that engages, empowers, and energizes every family. Drawing from research and experience, Denise Utter shares real-life stories, practical examples, and multiple resources. Dig into the key lessons we learned from the disruption of the pandemic and discover principles and strategies that are creating the next iteration of faith formation: using digital tools and methods, connecting parents to each other and the community, equipping parents for faith conversations and faith practices, encouraging families to create faith plans and share stories. You will come away with renewed hope for faith formation and a packed toolbox for building the vision in your community.
More About Denise Utter
Denise Utter is a speaker, coach, writer, and the author of Engage Every Family! A Parish Guide to Integrated Faith Formation (from Twenty Third Publications available late summer 2022). She works with church leaders at the diocesan and parish level, exploring new approaches to faith formation that promise to encourage, empower and equip parents, and invigorate faith communities. Her other publications include articles for Catechetical Leader, Catechist Magazine, Take Out: Our Faith on the Go! (OSV) and Vibrant Faith’s online Catalyst. She has written online curriculum for Our Sunday Visitor, Center for Ministry Development, and the Archdiocese of Chicago. She has over 30 years of experience in field of education and ministry, having a B.S. in Education and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Denise lives in Chicago with her husband, Rob. They have three adult children and one grandson.
Dates of Live Sessions
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
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