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Faith Formation 4.0
Charlotte McCorquodale, PhD
Ministry Training Source
Let’s Get to Know Each Other
S Who, What, Where?
S Why did you choose this workshop?
S What is one issue or trend that you...
Where are
we headed
today?
 Discuss trends of where
faith formation is heading in
the future
 Examine the audience we
ar...
S
What is different about
faith formation today
than in the
50’s?
70’s?
90’s?
Faith Formation 4.0
Julie Lytle
S 1.0—Oral: Jesus and early church told stories
S 2.0—Written: First Gospels, Letters of S...
S
In the year 2020, what
do you think faith
formation will look like?
Will it be different that faith
formation today?
Who...
If you build it will the come?
S Increasing Number of People Becoming More
―Spiritual‖ and Less ―Religious‖
S Declining Participation in Christian Church...
Faith Formation 2020 Matrix
Dominant Cultural Attitude toward Organized Religion
Receptive
Low High
People’s Hunger for Go...
Four Scenarios for the Future
S
Message…
Method…
then…Media!
Audience…
Faith Formation 4.0
S
Audience(s)
Who are the people
we want to reach out
and connect with in
order to evangelize
and form?
 iGeneration (2001 - )
 Millennials (1980-2000)
 Generation X (1964-1979)
 Boomers (1946-1963)
 Builders (up to 1945)...
 digital natives: web, social networking, digital
media
 ability to use technology to create a vast array
of content
 l...
 Creating deeper community through small groups
 Making a difference through service
 Experiencing worship – reflecting...
Spiritual Growth: Later Adulthood is a season of
significant life transitions and people are more
responsive to religion. ...
 Spiritual enrichment: ―spirituality of aging‖ programs, spiritual
disciplines and practices, retreats, rituals to acknow...
Know Your Audience/People
(All Stats for Pew Internet
Research)
S 72% of online adults use social
networking (15% use Pint...
Teens and Technology
2013 Pew Research
S 78% of teens now have a cell
phone, and almost half (47%) of
them own smartphones...
Mobile Devices
As of May 2013:
S 91% of American adults have a cell phone
S 56% of American adults have a smartphone
S 28%...
The % of cell phone owners
who use their cell phone to…
S Take a picture: 82
S Send or receive text messages: 80
S Access ...
What is the
message you
want to
share?
Method Strategies
for Each Scenario
Scenario #4
+ family faith formation,
especially young families
+ milestones faith formation
+ pathways to deepen faith &
...
Strategies Scenario 1
 Lifelong faith formation
S Generationally-specific faith formation
S iGeneration
S Millennials
S G...
Strategies Scenario 4
 Family faith formation, especially families
with children
 Milestones faith formation
 Pathways ...
Strategies Scenario 2
 Targeting the Millennial Generation
 Milestones faith formation
 Faith formation in Third Place ...
Strategies Scenario 3
 Faith formation in Third Place settings
 Community-based ministry sponsored
by a congregation(s):...
S Strengthen family religious socialization,
especially in the first decade of life—by nurturing
a vibrant faith in parent...
S Educate and equip parents to embed
foundational faith practices into the daily
experience of family life.
S Develop fami...
S Develop faith formation (learning, worship/ritual, faith practices) around
lifecycle milestones, sacramental celebration...
Let’s Apply
S Pick an Audience
S Decide on the message
S Pick a method to reach that audience
S Choose the media to utiliz...
Web Faith Formation
Resources
S Fallen Away Catholics: http://oncecatholic.org/index.html
S ―Ten Top Tips for Teaching wit...
Web Faith Formation
Resources
S Sacred Space: http://www.sacredspace.ie/
S Videos for Catholic Youth Ministry: https://out...
Presentation Sources
S Pew Research: pewresearch.org
S Lifelong Faith Associates: lifelongfaith.com
S Faith Formation 4.0 ...
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  • Compared with maintaining or rekindling friendships, the ability to connect with others who share a hobby or interest using social media resonates with a slightly older cohort of users.  Sixteen percent of 30-49 year olds and 18% of 50-64 year olds cite connecting with others with common hobbies or interests as a major reason they use social networking sites, compared with 10% of 18-29 year olds.
  • So, What would Jesus tweet? What do you think the caption for this photo might be?Joke: the real caption for this photo is probably, “what the heck is my password again?”Really, how would Jesus share the good news today?
  • Faith formation 4.0

    1. 1. S Faith Formation 4.0 Charlotte McCorquodale, PhD Ministry Training Source
    2. 2. Let’s Get to Know Each Other S Who, What, Where? S Why did you choose this workshop? S What is one issue or trend that you believe is a challenge you face in forming disciples in your school/ministry setting? S What is one question or issue you hope we discuss today?
    3. 3. Where are we headed today?  Discuss trends of where faith formation is heading in the future  Examine the audience we are seeking to form.  Identify key strategies and possibilities for forming various audiences.  Discuss practical uses for using digital media and social networking in faith formation.
    4. 4. S What is different about faith formation today than in the 50’s? 70’s? 90’s?
    5. 5. Faith Formation 4.0 Julie Lytle S 1.0—Oral: Jesus and early church told stories S 2.0—Written: First Gospels, Letters of St. Paul S 3.0—Mass Mediated: Printing Press, Radio, TV S 4.0—Interactive: Digital media and Social networking What do you think the last one includes or could look like?
    6. 6. S In the year 2020, what do you think faith formation will look like? Will it be different that faith formation today? Who will the primary audience(s) be? What methods do you think we will use?
    7. 7. If you build it will the come?
    8. 8. S Increasing Number of People Becoming More ―Spiritual‖ and Less ―Religious‖ S Declining Participation in Christian Churches S Increasing Diversity and Pluralism in American Society S Increasing Influence of Individualism on Christian Identity and Community Life S Changing Patterns of Marriage and Family Life S Declining Family Religious Socialization S Increasing Impact of Digital Media and Web Technologies Faith Formation 2020 Eight Trends
    9. 9. Faith Formation 2020 Matrix Dominant Cultural Attitude toward Organized Religion Receptive Low High People’s Hunger for God and the Spiritual Life Resistant
    10. 10. Four Scenarios for the Future
    11. 11. S Message… Method… then…Media! Audience… Faith Formation 4.0
    12. 12. S Audience(s) Who are the people we want to reach out and connect with in order to evangelize and form?
    13. 13.  iGeneration (2001 - )  Millennials (1980-2000)  Generation X (1964-1979)  Boomers (1946-1963)  Builders (up to 1945) Generational & Intergenerational
    14. 14.  digital natives: web, social networking, digital media  ability to use technology to create a vast array of content  learning style: active, engaged, creative (project-centered), visual, practice & performance, digital  formed by media & visual learners  openness to change  desire for immediacy iGeneration & New Ways to Learn
    15. 15.  Creating deeper community through small groups  Making a difference through service  Experiencing worship – reflecting their culture and revering and revealing God (visual, musical, artistic, experiential)  Exploring the Bible and Christian tradition with depth, questioning, and applying faith to life  Utilizing the technology to communicate the message and to connect people  Building cross-generational relationships  Forming the spiritual life – spiritual practices & disciplines Millennials & Faith
    16. 16. Spiritual Growth: Later Adulthood is a season of significant life transitions and people are more responsive to religion. A second reason is Boomers quest to find meaning and purpose in life as they enter the second half of life and evaluate the things that really provide lasting fulfillment. A third reason adults are open to faith and spiritual growth is their desire for meaningful relationships. S small group faith formation S service opportunities S host events that appeal to interests & needs Baby Boomers @ 60
    17. 17.  Spiritual enrichment: ―spirituality of aging‖ programs, spiritual disciplines and practices, retreats, rituals to acknowledge life transitions  Learning: book clubs, classes and courses, Bible study, small groups, trips  Nutrition and wellness: exercise programs, nutrition classes, healthy meals with programs  Intergenerational: activities, coaching, mentoring  Service: tutoring, service—local and global, church ministry  Community: social activities, trips, dinners, pilgrimages Builder Generation
    18. 18. Know Your Audience/People (All Stats for Pew Internet Research) S 72% of online adults use social networking (15% use Pinterest, 13% Instagram, 67% Facebook, 20% LinkedIn) S Those 65 and older have tripled their presence on social networks in the past 4 years up to 43% now S 18-29 year olds most likely to use Twitter (30%) and the overall percentage of internet users on twitter double since November 2010 to 18%
    19. 19. Teens and Technology 2013 Pew Research S 78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011. S 23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population. S 95% of teens use the internet. S 93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home. Seven in ten (71%) teens with home computer access say the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members.
    20. 20. Mobile Devices As of May 2013: S 91% of American adults have a cell phone S 56% of American adults have a smartphone S 28% of cell owners own an Android; 25% own an iPhone; 4% own a Blackberry S 34% of American adults own a tablet computer As of January 2013: S 26% of American adults own an e-reader
    21. 21. The % of cell phone owners who use their cell phone to… S Take a picture: 82 S Send or receive text messages: 80 S Access the internet: 56 S Send or receive email: 50 S Record Video: 44 S Download Apps: 43 S Look for health or medical information online: 31 S Check bank account balance or do any online banking: 29
    22. 22. What is the message you want to share?
    23. 23. Method Strategies for Each Scenario
    24. 24. Scenario #4 + family faith formation, especially young families + milestones faith formation + pathways to deepen faith & engagement Scenario #1 + targeting the iGeneration & Millennials + targeting young families + targeting Baby Boomers + empowering the community to share their faith Scenario #3 + Third Place settings + community-based ministry, e.g., service and mission + events / concerts Scenario #2 + Third Place settings + targeting 20-30 year olds & spiritual seekers + discipleship apprenticeships + developing pathways to deepen faith & engagement
    25. 25. Strategies Scenario 1  Lifelong faith formation S Generationally-specific faith formation S iGeneration S Millennials S Gen X S Baby Boomers S Multi-generational Faith Formation  Targeting young families  Empowering the community to share their faith
    26. 26. Strategies Scenario 4  Family faith formation, especially families with children  Milestones faith formation  Pathways to vibrant faith and active engagement  Faith formation in Christian practices
    27. 27. Strategies Scenario 2  Targeting the Millennial Generation  Milestones faith formation  Faith formation in Third Place settings  Targeting spiritual seekers  Apprenticeships in discipleship  Spiritual formation  Faith formation in Christian practices
    28. 28. Strategies Scenario 3  Faith formation in Third Place settings  Community-based ministry sponsored by a congregation(s): S Family center / early childhood center S Service & mission projects S Drama and Art S Music
    29. 29. S Strengthen family religious socialization, especially in the first decade of life—by nurturing a vibrant faith in parents and equipping them with the skills and tools for developing faith at home. S Develop the home as a center of faith formation by promoting foundational family faith practices: caring conversations, rituals and traditions, prayer, Bible reading, and service. Family Faith Formation
    30. 30. S Educate and equip parents to embed foundational faith practices into the daily experience of family life. S Develop family programs: milestone faith formation, family learning, family service S Engage families more fully in the life and ministries of the community. Family Faith Formation
    31. 31. S Develop faith formation (learning, worship/ritual, faith practices) around lifecycle milestones, sacramental celebrations, and life transitions to deepen people’s faith, strengthen their engagement in church life, and equip them with practices for living their faith. S Birth / Baptism & Anniversaries of Baptism, Welcoming Young Children to Worship, Car Keys/Drivers License, Cell Phones, Starting Faith Formation at Church , Starting School, Kids and Money , Blessing of Backpacks , First Communion, Receiving a first Bible, Confirmation, Graduation (HS, College), A New Home / Apartment, Career / First Job, Engagement , Wedding, Retirement or AARP Card, Death / Funeral Milestones Faith Formation
    32. 32. Let’s Apply S Pick an Audience S Decide on the message S Pick a method to reach that audience S Choose the media to utilize to accomplish the message and method
    33. 33. Web Faith Formation Resources S Fallen Away Catholics: http://oncecatholic.org/index.html S ―Ten Top Tips for Teaching with New Media by Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/Edutopia-10-top-tips-for- teaching-with-new-media.pdf S The Networked Congregation by Andrea Useem http://www.lifelongfaith.com/uploads/5/1/6/4/5164069/the_net worked_congregation_-_useem.pdf S Center for Action and Contemplationhttp://www.cacradicalgrace.org/index.php S The Worship Well: http://theworshipwell.org/index.html
    34. 34. Web Faith Formation Resources S Sacred Space: http://www.sacredspace.ie/ S Videos for Catholic Youth Ministry: https://outsidedabox.com/ S Movie Clips by Wing Clips: http://www.wingclips.com/ S Daily Bible Readings: http://dailybible.americanbible.org/ S Daily Mass Online: http://www.catholictv.com/daily-mass.aspx or http://www.catholictv.com/notre-dame-mass.aspx S Three-Minute Daily Catholic Retreats by Loyola Press http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online- prayer.htm#sthash.y1LIz2B1.dpbs
    35. 35. Presentation Sources S Pew Research: pewresearch.org S Lifelong Faith Associates: lifelongfaith.com S Faith Formation 4.0 Julie Lyles S Faith Formation 2020
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