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 thrive.

The Faith 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.

Since 2009, the FFTT program has served 299 Catholic school teachers, administrators, and staff from 52 Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Program Structure

This adult formation program involves three key components.

COMPONENT A: Initial Retreat. November. 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.


Participant schools are charged $500 for participation in the FFTT program.

For more information: view the FFTT Overview and the FFTT Registration Form.