Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

About the VLCFF Partnership with NACAR

Given the broad scope of content, the diverse range of adult interests and responsibilities, and the availability of learning resources, no single approach can meet everyone's needs.

Consequently, a comprehensive, multi-faceted, and coordinated approach to adult faith formation is necessary.

(Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us § 98 §/p. 44)

At this critical time in the Church, associate leadership is a vital resource for reforming the church we love. Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s dogmatic constitution on the Church, teaches that “the laity have the right, as do all Christians, to receive in abundance from their spiritual shepherds the spiritual goods of the Church” (37). 

In order to experience ourselves as confident and competent in this role, NACAR is offering this newest member benefit, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) courses through the University of Dayton.

These videos explain the relationship with NACAR and gives good information about enrollment.

God is longing for us to grow in knowledge, in communion with other faithful seekers and in our relationship with God’s own self.

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The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is an initiative to offer religious education and faith formation for adults anytime and anywhere via the internet.

Who Sponsors the VLCFF?

The VLCFF is sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives (IPI) of the University of Dayton - a Catholic Marianist Institution. Their mission is to mobilize the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.

Courses for Cycle 2: March 10 – April 13, 2019
(Registration: Opens Jan 23; Closes Mar 6)

BASIC LEVEL:

# of weeks

Title

3

Basic Catechist Formation: 

5

Bible Basics

5

Catholic Beliefs

5

Church History 2

5

Conscience

5

Faith and Human Development

5

Faith Formation for Adults with Special Needs (SN 5)

5

Fundamentals in Deaf Faith Formation Methodologies 

5

Images of Jesus

5

Introduction to Pastoral Care

5

 Introduction to Scripture

3

Ministering in Times of Scandals and Divisions

5

New Testament

5

Old Testament

5

Praying With Children

5

Sacraments

5

The Mass

   

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

# of weeks

Title

5

Catechetical Methodology: Archdiocese for the Military Services Only

5

Discovering Integral Ecology in Laudato Si'

5

Ecclesiology: Beginnings of the Church

5

Ecclesiology: Pilgrim Church

3

Emotional Intelligence and its Impact on Faith Formation

5

Introduction to Catechesis

5

Introduction to Practical Morality

5

Introduction to Prayer

5

Marianist Studies: Prayer

3

Our Hearts Were Burning

5

Relational Ministry with Youth

5

Survey of Catholic Doctrine

5

The Parish Nurse: Facilitating Wholistic Health Through the Lifespan

   

ADVANCED LEVEL:

# of weeks

Title

5

Foundations and Vision for Adult Learning and Faith Formation

5

Galatians

5

History of Catholic Social Action

6

Mary in Scripture and Tradition

5

Parish as a Learning Community 

5

Spirituality in Adult Learning and Faith Formation 

Testimonials

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