Vibrant Faith MasterClasses

Develop practical knowledge and skills for faith formation through our new MasterClass format

Explore themes and issues central to transforming the way we envision and design faith formation for all ages and generations in the 21st century.

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What is a Vibrant Faith MasterClass?

A Vibrant Faith MasterClass is a focused look at one aspect of lifelong faith formation, presented by an expert teacher, that incorporates both the Why? and How? of the subject. Our goal is to enhance your knowledge, skills, and confidence for leading faith formation that transforms people and communities.

Each Vibrant Faith MasterClass is taught by a nationally recognized leader in Christian faith formation who is an experienced educator, author, consultant, and program designer.

What does a MasterClass include?

Each Vibrant Faith MasterClass includes:
Two 90-minute sessions with live presentations by the MasterClass teacher followed by discussion and ideas to guide application to your church
Resources for your ministry including articles, tools, and resources on Vibrant Faith Catalyst to apply the MasterClass to your setting

How much does a MasterClass cost?

The tuition is $60 per MasterClass. All registrations are on Eventbrite.

What do I need to participate?

Each MasterClass is offered online with recordings and resources provided at Vibrant Faith Catalyst. You can join Catalyst (free) and enroll in your MasterClass (registration links below). Joining Catalyst will allow you to access the resources provided in the MasterClass. You will need access to high-speed internet and a computer, laptop, or tablet with audio and a video camera for the two online sessions. Recordings of the live sessions will be made available to registered participants.

Upcoming MasterClasses for 2020

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Developing Playlists of Faith Formation Content and Experiences for All Ages

Learn how to develop playlists of curated content and experiences (activities, videos, podcasts, articles) for families and age groups that provide a way to bring faith formation to people in multiple settings – self-directed, mentored, at home, in small groups. Learn how to use digital methods and platforms to engage people in using the playlists you create. Playlists are an essential tool during this time of coronavirus and will continue to be in the future as we seek to reach people in their daily lives with faith forming experiences.

• Session #1: Wednesday, July 15 at 12 noon Eastern time (90 minutes)
• Session #2: Wednesday, July 22 at 12 noon (90 minutes)

Rev. Kathy Pittenger is an Ordained Deacon and serves as Children’s Initiatives Coordinator for the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Previously she served as the Pastor of Lifelong Faith Formation for Central United Methodist Church in Waterford, MI. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Her passion lies in the areas of children¹s ministry, literacy awareness, discipleship pathways, and walking with people on their spiritual journey. Kathy has been involved with local school partnerships for over six years.

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