Vision and Skills for Faith Formation - VSFF - Cohort 4
A formation based on the philosophy of missionary discipleship, accompaniment, adults at the center and the catechumenal process model for catechesis.
This formation builds on the process of accompaniment introduced and modeled in the ONE MISSON ONE FAITH (OMOF) basic formation. Each participant will be paired with a mentor-companion and assigned to a small group of mentees-companions in ministry. Together they will journey through the process aimed at presenting skills for making missionary disciples. The terms 'mentor-companion' and 'mentee-companion' are used to distinguish roles and acknowledge the reciprocity of companionship along the way.
VSFF is a training opportunity for anyone involved in Faith formation programs in their parish. It will equip leaders with the knowledge and skills to be witnesses of the faith and to accompany those they serve (adults, families, young adults, youth, and children) in their journey of missionary discipleship.
Prerequisite: Completion of One Mission One Faith before attending this course.
VSFF is the second phase in the process of becoming a certified catechist, although a participant may take the course for enriching formation in any parish ministry.
VSFF is composed of Zoom Live and online sessions. The components of each session are prayer, presentations, video recordings, readings, online forums, group projects, small-group conversations, etc.
VSFF 2023—Cohort 4 Schedule
Phase II for Catechist Formation
Online sessions run for one week each; participants can access the content and complete the work at their own pace each week. Zoom Live session will be held on Tuesdays please see details below. All Zoom Live and Online sessions are integral to the course and build on each other, atendance is required to ALL. Any missing session will need to be made up in a future cohort.
Tuesday January 9, 2024 - 6 to 9 PM Zoom Session 1. Intruduction, Mission of the Church and Attentive Listening.
Tuesday Janusary 16, 2024 - 6 to 9 PM - Zoom Session 2. Root of all Catechesis in Adult Faith Formation, The Catechumenal Process model for Evanfgelization and Catechesis, Pedagogy - Andragogy.
Online Moodle Session 3 - January 22 to 28, 2024. Accompaniment Through Ages and Stages.
Online Moodle Session 4 - January 29 to Feb. 4, 2024. Understanding How We Learn, Adults at the Center of Evangelization and Catechesis.
Tuesday February 6, 2024 - 7 to 9 PM Zoom Integration Session. Prayer, small-group conversations and process to integrate online sessions.
Online Moodle Session 5 - February 12 to 18, 2024. Facilitation and Accompaning with the People we Serve, Evaluating Resources.
Tuesday February 20, 2024 - 6 to 9 PM Zoom Session 6. Processes for Integrating Learning as Ministry Leaders. (Faith Formation Strategies, Catechetical Method, Collaboration, diversity adn sinodality.)
Tuesday February 27, 2024 - 6 to 9 PM Zoom Session 7. Laboratory of Learning - Process for integrating skills.
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Mail it to: Archdiocese of Los Angeles-ORE ♦ Attn: Flor de Maria Luna/Elizabeth Argueta ♦ 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor ♦ Los Angeles, CA 90010