Training

Experience the Process to Learn the Process
The Adult Catechumenate is transforming lives and congregations in the 21st century. Not another program, but a process responsive to people who seek to learn more about the way of Christ or deepen their faith and spirituality within a community of worship, prayer, study and outreach.

Most training events take place over 2 to 3 days and are an intensive immersion into the highly experiential process. This is the primary means to understand and embrace the process. Training is geared for congregational teams (Clergy and several lay congregational members) new to the Adult Catechumenate or for new team members.

Training Events are led by teams of practitioners from Journey to Baptismal Living:NAAC or by Paul Hoffman of Faith.Forming.Faith. Some synods and diocese have their own local teams.

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If you would like to explore hosting a catechumenate training in your area, please contact [email protected]

Asheville Training Update

“The small groups were excellent “hands-on” experience and good for community building.” – Training Participant

  • The warm, Southern hospitality of The Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden, North Carolina was out in full force for the JBL:NAAC Catechumenate training event held there May 4-6, 2017. Three members of the JBL:NAAC training team partnered with the Nativity Church staff and volunteers to host an immersion experience of the catechumenate.
  • The event included small groups, worship with the catechumenal rites, presentations, workshops, and an Easter Vigil service followed by a champagne and cupcake reception.