Adult Faith Development

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: THU
Time: 2:10pm-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Approval Required: No

This online synchronous course provides an overview of the theory and practice of adult faith formation in progressive churches, especially Unitarian Universalist congregations. Topics include adult learning theories, including culture and context in the theory and practice of adult learning; frameworks for understanding the congregation as a multi-generational, liberatory, learning community; and the power of education and spiritual growth to address injustice and foster the wholeness and liberation of people, their communities and environment. The second half of the course will be conducted as a seminar with students researching existing approaches to adult and multigenerational faith development and making constructive proposals for best practices in congregations.

Evaluation based on weekly participation, reflection papers, and a final project. The course is suited to MDiv, MASC, and certificate students.

SKSM thresholds: 7. Educating for Wholeness & Liberation and MFC competencies: 3. Spiritual Development for Self and Others.

Maximum 20 students. Auditors excluded.