Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)

Adult Faith Formation at St. Joseph

Faith formation does not stop after Confirmation. Faith formation should continue for the rest of your life. St. Joseph offers the following to help you deepen your faith and draw you closer to God. Click on the tabs below for more information on each.

If you would like to start a faith formation group, please contact the Parish Office at 660-248-2439 or

Why is Adult Faith Formation Important?

The General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) and the National Directory for Catechesis (NDC) clearly place adult faith formation within the framework of evangelization. Evangelization sets the foundation for Adult Faith Formation. Adult Faith Formation seeks to nurture an encounter with the Lord that leads the believer to a deepening conversion, communion, and discipleship.

Adult Faith Formation is far from merely passing on information; this process must be aimed at forming the whole person through an integrated, four-fold approach that encompasses the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral aspects of formation. It is for this reason that the parish is primarily responsible for the catechesis and faith formation of all its members. “Adult Faith Formation by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, prayer, reflection, and study, must be the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (OHWB #5)