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Faith Formation At Hope

What Is Faith Formation?

Hope's Faith Formation Ministry, our approach to Christian Education, serves all ages and involves four important areas of learning and maturing in our faith.

Matthew 28:19-20  
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

What is a Disciple?

  • A disciple is a follower of Christ.  It is more than simply knowing or doing.  It is building a devoted and healthy relationship with our Lord and Savior.


Then what is “Faith Formation?”

  • Faith-formation is the life-long process of making ourselves and others into disciples.


What do we work on in Faith Formation?

  • We develop four areas of our lives: wider knowledge, discipleship habits, maturity in our walk and healthy relationships with Christ and others.  Faith formation is applicable to our entire lives.


Why can’t I do Faith Formation on my own?

  • Thousands of years and hundreds of studies have shown that we learn best when we learn together.  We share ideas.  We support and encourage each other - in relationship

Is this really necessary for Hope Community Church?

  • Faith formation is a core responsibility of the church.  A congregation is not truly healthy without an active and engaged discipleship and faith formation ministry.


What is a typical Faith Formation session like?

  • A session will often, but not always, begin in a larger assembly setting, break into smaller discussion groups, then perhaps reform as a larger body for review and conclusion. Many sessions include video or music, and all are designed to be engaging - as well as some combinations of fun,challenging and serious


Faith Formation for Adults, Youth and Children - Sundays 11am-12:15pm

Since Faith Formation is never "done" we encourage all ages to be engaged.

Each age group has dedicated topics and curriculum, though we occasionally gather together for a multi-generational topic of exploration.



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