Adult Faith Formation Online Renaissance module

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The Adult Faith Formation Online Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Tuesdays, May 28; June 4, 11, and 25; and July 2 and 9; 7-9 pm EDT (6-8 Central/5-7 Mountain/4-6 Pacific). The module will be led by Leadership Level Religious Educator, Gail Forsyth-Vail and Religious Educator, Pamela Lepley. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this 6-session module is $300, payable on a sliding scale according to availability to pay. More payment details are available in the registration form. The registration deadline is May 21.

Module Requirements

The Adult Faith Formation Online module is an online learning experience comprised of six two-hour webinars with reading and other assignments for each session. Credit will be offered for full participation in the module. Full participation includes:

  • Online attendance at each of the six two-hour sessions;
  • Reading and reflection to prepare for each session;
  • Responses to Reflection Questions on the Discussion Forum after each session;
  • Submission of final evaluation within a week of the ending of the module.

Goals of the Module 

This module will:

  • Model recommended practices and present information for working with adult learners in a faith formation ministry;
  • Apply learning theory to congregational life and adult faith formation and facilitate participants in applying learning theory;
  • Connect adult faith formation to the building of multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational beloved congregational communities;
  • Provide practical tools, both UU and non-UU, for planning and supporting an adult faith formation ministry in a Unitarian Universalist faith community;
  • Introduce tools for articulating a congregational vision of Unitarian Universalist adult faith formation;
  • Facilitate participants’ collaboration as a cohort of adult faith formation implementers, both the professional and lay people responsible for designing a faith formation program;
  • Identify technological considerations and skills participants need to implement online adult faith formation; and
  • Locate technological resources for the implementation of online adult faith formation.

Required Reading 

The Renaissance program will provide handouts and links to videos for each session. Participants do not need to purchase a reader in advance.

Technical Considerations

The webinar platform is Zoom, which you can download fromZoom.

In order register and access module materials, participants must have or create a UUA profile name. On, click on “create account” at the top right and follow instructions on the page. If you have already participated in an online module, use the profile name you have already created. You must provide your profile name to be added to the group and begin the preparation required before the first session.


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