Vision and Skills for Faith Formation - Cohort 5

VSFF is an 8-week 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 with adult faith formation at the center.
Availability: 43 more available
SKU: MFC-VSFF_Cohort 5-Summer2024

Vision and Skills for Faith Formation -VSFF - Summer Cohort 5

A formation based on the philosophy of missionary discipleship and accompaniment. 

This formation builds on the process of accompaniment introduced and modeled in the One Mission 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 to gaining the vision and 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.


Prerequisite for certification (re): 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 sessions and online sessions. The components of each session are prayer, presentations,  video recordings, readings,  online forums, group projects, small-group conversations, etc. 


VSFF SUMMER 2024—Cohort 5 Schedule:

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 Wednesdays, please see details below.  All Zoom Live and Online sessions are integral to the course and build on each other, all are required.  Any missing Zoom session will need to be made up in a future cohort. 




Zoom Teaching S-1 – Mission of the Church - Wednesday, August 7, 2024  from 6 to 9 PM

Zoom Teaching S-2 – Root of all Catechesis - Wednesday, August 14, 2024  from 6 to 9 PM

Online Moodle S-3 -  Accompaniment Through Ages and Stages - August 19 to August 25

Online Moodle S-4 -  Understanding How We Learn - August 26 to September 1

Zoom Teaching  -  Integration - Wednesday, September 4, 2024 from 7 to 9 pm

Online Moodle S-5 -  Facilitation and Teaching - September 9 to September 15

Zoom Teaching S-6 – Processes for Integrating Learning as Ministry Leaders - Wednesday, September 18, 2024 from 6 to 9 PM

Zoom Teaching S-7 – Practical Application Lab - Wednesday, September 25, 2024 from 6 to 9 PM



Formation Fee $40.00*

If Credit/Debit Card payment is declined, choose to pay by Check/MoneyOrder at CkeckOut and email or call the number provided in the contact information below.

*If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please DO NOT use the instructions provided by the store but do follow these instructions:

Make check payable to: Office of Religious Education 

Mail it to: 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles-ORE ♦ Attn: Flor de Maria Luna/Elizabeth Argueta ♦ 3424 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor ♦ Los Angeles, CA 90010
Contact information:   
Elizabeth Argueta ♦ Catechist Formation Assistant ♦ or 213-637-7358

(i.e. - OMOFCohort 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7)