Episode 003 – The Future Soon

003In this month’s show we ask the question: what will faith formation in our parishes look like in 2020, just 10 years from now? What are the forces shaping religious education and what are some possible scenarios for the future?

These are the questions being asked by John Roberto, the president and founder of LifelongFaith Associates. John gave a presentation at this year’s NCCL conference on his Faith Formation 2020 initiative and he was kind enough to join me by phone to talk a little more about it.

Here are links to some of the resources mentioned in the show:

This month’s closing music is “The Future Soon” by Jonathan Coulton.

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Episode 001 – The Once and Future Catechist

001Welcome to the inaugural episode of Catechetical Leader, a new podcast from the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. Catechetical Leader will come out every other month and features interviews and discussions related to religious education, faith formation and evangelization in the Church.

This episode features Lee Nagel and Anne Roat of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership discussing the past and future of catechesis in America.

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