Vibrant Faith Institute

OUR ONLINE TRAINING FOR EQUIPPING CHRISTIAN LEADERS

Vibrant Faith Institute

A vision of Christian faith formation for the 21st century
Faith formation practices and approaches for all ages
Training with real-life, practical application to your church
Become more confident as a leader in Christian faith formation

Every church wants vibrant, life-transforming faith formation for all ages and generations that promotes lifelong faith growth and discipleship. Our 21st century world presents congregations and their leaders with significant challenges, but also with new possibilities for creating dynamic faith formation.

Vibrant Faith Institute courses are designed for leaders who care about the future of faith formation in their churches —whether they are full time, part time, or volunteer leaders. Pastors, faith formation directors and coordinators of children, youth, adult or family ministries can all benefit from our Vibrant Faith Institute courses.

Vibrant Faith Institute courses…

  • Provide practical knowledge and skills for developing faith formation for all ages and generations today!
  • Are offered online and include two live sessions with the instructor and two self-paced study sessions.
  • Are taught by national leaders in Christian faith formation who are experienced educators, authors, consultants, and program designers.
  • Are designed to fit into your busy schedule. Each course is four weeks in length and follows a similar format:

Week 1: Live Presentation by the course instructor (90 minutes on Zoom video conference platform)
Week 2: Self-Paced Online Study and interaction with course participants
Week 3: Self-Paced Online Study and interaction with course participants
Week 4: Live Discussion to apply your learning to your church (60 minutes on Zoom)

You will need access to high-speed internet and a computer, laptop, or tablet with audio and a video camera for the Live Sessions.

Courses offered this year

Faith Formation
Foundation Courses

2020 Foundations Courses

• Foundations of Lifelong Faith Formation
• Developing Lifelong Faith Formation
• Leadership for Lifelong Faith Formation

Faith Formation
Practices Courses

2020 Practices Courses

• Family Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
• Intergenerational Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
• Children’s Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
• Adolescent Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
• Adult Faith Formation Practices and Approaches

Faith Formation
Topical Courses

2020 Topical Courses

• Faith Formation in a Digital Age
• Milestones Faith Formation
• Pathways to Faith Maturity: Personalizing Faith Formation
• Using Visual Faith in Your Ministry
• Working with Teams as a Leader

Register for Courses Below

Registration is due the Friday before the course begins.

February – May 2020

Foundational Course Bundle
Foundations – Instructor: Leif Kehrwald
Developing – Instructor: John Roberto
Leadership – Instructor: Rev. Dr. Von Clemans

Save $100 when you bundle all
three Foundational Courses!

February 2020

Foundations of Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: Leif Kehrwald

Adult Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Janet Schaeffler, OP

Faith Formation in a Digital Age
Instructor: Rev. Kyle Oliver

March 2020

Developing Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: John Roberto

Intergenerational Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Dr. Kathie Amidei

Milestones Faith Formation
Instructor: Debbie Streicher

May 2020

Leadership for Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Von Clemans

Family Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Leif Kehrwald

Pathways to Faith Maturity: Personalizing
Rev. Kathy Pittenger

June 2020

Working with Teams
Instructor: Jim Merhaut

Visual Faith for Families
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Going 

August 2020

Foundations of Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: Leif Kehrwald

Children’s Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Tanya Campen

Adolescent Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Michael Droege

October 2020

Developing Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: John Roberto

Intergenerational Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Dr. Kathie Amidei

Faith Formation in a Digital Age
Instructor: Rev. Kyle Oliver

November 2020

Leadership for Lifelong Faith Formation
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Von Clemans

Family Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Leif Kehrwald

Adult Faith Formation Practices and Approaches
Instructor: Janet Schaeffler, OP

Tuition

The tuition is $150 per course.
(Books are additional.)

There is a $100 discount for registering for all three Foundational courses at the same time.
The reduced tuition is $350 (rather than $450).

 

Questions?


If you have questions or need more information, please contact John Roberto, Vibrant Faith Institute Coordinator at jroberto@lifelongfaith.com.

Certificate in Lifelong Faith Formation

You can receive a Certificate in Lifelong Faith Formation from Vibrant Faith by completing:

All of the Foundational Courses: Foundations of Lifelong Faith Formation, Developing Lifelong Faith Formation, and Leadership for Lifelong Faith Formation)
Three of the Practice and Design Courses: Family Faith Formation, Intergenerational Faith Formation, and one of the life stage courses – Children or Adolescent or Adult Faith Formation
• Participation in the Live Presentation and Live Application Discussion for each course.
• Online interaction with the participants and instructor during each course.
• The required reading for each course (one book per course)
• The required project for each course (a practical project design that applies the course to your church)

Continuing Education Units

Vibrant Faith awards one CEU (continuing education unit) to signify successful completion of each course which includes participation in the Live Presentation and Live Application Discussion, the required reading (one book), online interaction, and the course project (a practical project design that applies the course to your church).

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a unit that certifies participation in non-credit continuing education courses and programs. The primary purpose of the CEU is to provide a permanent record of educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed one or more significant educational experiences.

Vibrant Faith follows the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) guidelines for the recording of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). One CEU is 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.

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