Journey of Discipleship_____________________________________________________________________________ Session Three – Saturday, 09 March 2013 ___________________________________________________________________Full, Conscious, and ActiveParticipation in the Liturgy ___________________________________________________________________ Eliot Kapitan Office for Worship and the Catechumenate Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Therese Allen Saints James and Patrick Parish, Decatur
TITLE and GOAL_____________________________________________________________________________ Journey of Discipleship _____________________________________________________________________________ How can I be a more faithful and engaged disciple? How can I be holy in this age? How can we do this together?
_____________________________________________________________________________We pray at this table…
_____________________________________________________________________________…because we are headed here…
_____________________________________________________________________________…getting there by dismissal & mission…
For Reflection_____________________________________________________________________________ What did I learn today that challenges me to live as a more faithful and engaged Christian? What did I learn that helps me be holy today? How does all of this challenge my parish? Pray and journal about these questions over the coming month. Do some research and be prepared to discuss next month on April 13, 2013.
Getting started:_____________________________________________________________________________ One new thing I learned…One thing a can do / continue to dothat will help my prayer be better… One thing this parish can do for good Liturgy that builds up faith… I want more input / information on…
Stages of Faith - Overview James W. Fowler Theologian (Emory University) Methodist Based on development theories of Piaget(mental development) Kohlberg (moral development) Published 1981
Stages of Faith - Overview Stages build on each other Can’t ―skip‖ a stage Understands faith as a verb N.B: Keep your timelines handy!
Primal (Undifferentiated) Not a true ―faith stage‖ Development of sense of security True faith development begins with language, understanding of symbols
Imaginative Faith(Intuitive-Projective) Age 4-7 Highly dependent of parents, family member Imitates faith of adults Timeline: Do you remember any significant impressions of your faith as a young child?
Literal Faith(Mythical-Literal) Age 7-10 Separation of real from the unreal Development of ―private thoughts‖ Search for security Story-Centered Timeline: What stories do you remember? What stories do you return to?
Group Faith(Synthetic-Conventional) Adolescence Pushing Boundaries Emphasis on peer groups Conformist Timeline: Write down friends or peer groups that helped your faith as a teen or adolescent.
Personal Faith(Individuative-Reflective) Young Adulthood Moral authority moves to self Confidence in moral choices Differentiation between symbol and meaning Timeline: When did your faith become ―personal‖ – when did you say ―this is my faith?‖
Mystical Faith(Conjuctive) Mid-Life+ (Rarely before age 30) Reality of suffering based on experience Faith based on personal experience of God Timeline: Have you ever had a crisis of faith or a time of suffering that brought your relationship with Jesus into sharper focus?
Sacrificial Faith(Universalizing) No Corresponding Age Final synthesis of external commitment and interior disposition Self-sacrifice on behalf of the Kingdom of God Looks for transformation of world ―Saints‖
MI Types (cont.) Bodily-Kinesthetic [dance, hands-on, body language] Musical-Rhythmic [music, rhythm, pitch, sound, timbre] Interpersonal [social encounters, in harmony with other people]
MI Types (cont.) Intrapersonal [self refection, quiet, intuitive, content with self] Naturalistic [natural resources, nature] Existential [ponder what it is all about]
Faith Demands ―Leap ofCourage‖ God of Words God of Logic God of Rhythm God of Movement God of Communication God of Art God of Personhood God of Nature God of Q&A
Activity Instructions 2 cards per table (with scripture reference on one side and MI type on other) Self divide into 2 groups Read scripture Plan how to teach that scripture to audience (may use MI prompts card as needed) Each group to do one minute presentation
Processing Comfort level with MI type used Audience preference Challenge—Use more than one MI method to meet your God over the next month and to consider how you can use MI types to catechize others.