Faith Formation Team Training
Shared Leadership for Adult Spiritual Growth in Catholic Schools
The faith life of faculty and staff is an
essential support for the mission and ministry of any Catholic school – and it needs
the attention and energy of a team of dedicated people if it is going to
Formation Team Training (FFTT) program is an annual program designed to form leaders and train teams to work
with the spiritual needs of their adult
colleagues. With the help of the Saint
Clare Center, participants develop a systematic, intentional plan of adult
faith formation that they will implement with their school’s faculty and staff
for the upcoming school year.
It is recommended that each
school register an adult formation team comprised of 4-7 representatives from
faculty, administration, and staff.
The FFTT program is intended to complement and
complete the Sustaining the Mission program.
STM provides educators with knowledge of Catholic theology. FFTT takes the next step to help local faith
formation teams support the spiritual life and Catholic identity
of their schools.
2009, the FFTT program has served 232 Catholic school teachers, administrators,
and staff from 43 Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese
adult formation program involves three key components.
A: Initial Retreat. December. A day-long retreat at Cardinal Stritch University engages participants in reflection and dialogue related to important questions about faith formation and community.
COMPONENT B: Core Program. January - March. The
next four sessions take place at each individual school, with dates and times
convenient to each local team. Each of the
four 90 minute sessions will involve discussion, consultation, and goal setting
for key areas of the faith formation plan
COMPONENT C: Conclusion - Presentation of Plans. April.
Individual school plans are presented and receive feedback. In addition, this evening will serve to reinforce what has been learned throughout the program in order to support teams in the successful implementation of their adult faith formation plan.
schools are charged $400 for participation in the FFTT program.
For more information: view the FFTT Overview and the FFTT Registration Form.