Journey of Faith for Adults
Journey of Faith for Adults welcomes adults of all ages and backgrounds to the Catholic faith and meets them where they are in their own faith journey, using an engaging pastoral style. Journey of Faith addresses relevant life issues, faith topics, and questions in a catechetical approach to RCIA.
Now with a new, more modern design, Journey of Faith combines discussion questions, private journaling, and other activities to appeal to a variety of learners and offer a program that’s flexible enough for you to modify to your particular needs.
The comprehensive Leader Guides, sold separately, give you everything you need to walk into your RCIA class and start leading—whether you’re a veteran RCIA instructor or a first-time volunteer. The expanded materials include:
- New, wraparound design that enables you to see what your participants see so you can spend more time teaching and growing in faith alongside your group
- Complete instructions for how to use Journey of Faith with an explanation of the lesson plan components including schedule options
- Tips on how to be an effective catechist
- Practical suggestions for teaching in a group setting
- Additional discussion points prepare you for their responses and keep the conversation going
- A complete glossary of all new concepts and terms taught in the lessons
- RCIA process & Rites
- Salvation history
- Each of the sacraments
- Church history
- Dignity of life
- Social justice
- Moral living
- the Trinity
- Jesus as fully human and fully divine
- An introduction to the Bible
- Prayer life
- the Mass
- Church leadership
- Mary, and the saints.
Enlightenment: Guides participants through a period of self-reflection and preparation for the sacraments in a way that’s relevant to where they are in their own lives. They will learn about God’s mercy and forgiveness, through an introduction to the scrutinies, and be encouraged to participate in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. There is also a group Lenten retreat, an opportunity for them to spend some quiet time with themselves and God before becoming fully initiated into the Church.
Mystagogy: Leads the new members of the Church into full participation with their Church and parish communities. These Mystagogy lessons:
- Focus on how to become witnesses for Christ
- How to continue their faith formation now that they are fully initiated into the Church
- How to share the joy and enthusiasm they have for the faith with others.