As Christians, we - individually and collectively - are on a life-long, life-wide, and life-deep journey that deepens our relationship with God, God's people, and all of creation. Sometimes the path is clear as we meander through life's labyrinth; other times it seems illusive. Fortunately for those of us who want help navigating our way, a group of Christian Educators and Ministry Developers created a type of guidebook that identifies recognizable signs of maturing in our relationship with God as well as thresholds we can cross as we accept increasing responsibility to proclaim God’s loving, liberating, life-giving Good News (evangelism) and to help others to find their path as we pass on our faith (faith formation). We will review A Christian Life of Faith: Signs and Thresholds along The Way and explore how individuals and communities can use it as a process for personal discernment as well as a guide for vestries and commissions on ministry as they provide faith formation opportunities.
Julie Lytle, Director of Distributive and Lifelong Learning Initiatives