Imagine people of ALL ages living their faith, claiming their Christian identity, and sharing God’s love in the world in creative and unique ways.
Can a 5 year old serve as an usher in worship?
What do we expect of adults to know about the Bible?
This free 10 page pdf from the ELCA gives examples of expectations for all ages when it comes to faith formation.
Faith Formation encompasses all aspects of our lives. The ELCA Recommended Practices for Lifelong Faith Formation for individuals, congregations, and various faith communities serves to guide a life-long engagement in spiritual practices, respectful relationships, guided learning and faith-filled service.
And for more background behind why we do what we do here's a brief glimpse of a white paper (you can read more at length) about the the Faith Formation Movement happening in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We also have a website.
"As a church with a rich history of attending to faith formation and blessed with many faith formation resources, the ELCA is poised to nurture faith in this generation and beyond. Stewarding these gifts for the sake of God’s church and God’s world rests in our hands. Imagine people of all ages living their faith, claiming their Christian identity, and sharing God’s love in the world in creative and unique ways. Perhaps the church our children lead will be more vibrant than the one they grew up in. What a witness to the gospel this would be."