Faith Formation

Our Journey of Faith

A Reflection on Faith Formation

Yet, O Lord, you are our God;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. – Isaiah 64:8

                Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is all about.  Through worship, mission, working for justice and peace, evangelism, and education our faith may be nurtured, enlivened, sustained, and formed. In this regard, the imagery offered by the prophet Isaiah of Potter God forming humanity, God's created own, is an appropriate vision for how we might view the ministry of Faith Formation.

At St. Greogory the Great we can understand faith formation to be "an engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of congregational and daily life." This definition highlights the initiative and action we must take in our own faith formation. In essence, we become clay so that we are formed and transformed by the Holy and by one another. But throughout all of our doing and being, we are reminded that God's "hands" are continually present in our efforts to gain both "head" knowledge found in education and learning and "heart" wisdom discovered through prayer, ritual, and practice.

 

 
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