A Report to the Parishioners of Saint James’ from the Adult Formation Discernment Team
The mission of the Adult Formation Discernment Team was to determine and launch new adult formation programs at Saint James’. Christian formation is Christian education with the added dimension of cultivating an openness to being formed and shaped by God.
The purpose of creating new adult formation offerings is threefold:
- to serve more parishioners, especially those who have not been regular participants in formation programs before,
- to choose one area of learning which could be a shared experience for the entire parish during a liturgical season or a period of time, and
- to provide both scholarly content and practical application to daily living.
The team gathered data through conversations with parishioners and a parish survey. More than a hundred parishioners participated in the survey. We also looked at resources and methods of learning.
Based on our discussions and discernment, here are the plans for the Season of Epiphany, January 6 to February 28: