Faith Formation for Adults

          . . . making lifelong choices to learn from and grow in God.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.

Colossians 1:9-10

Diocesan resources for supporting Christian faith formation among adults include:

EfM (Education for Ministry) is a comprehensive multi-year educational program for adult Christian formation. Contact diocesan EfM Coordinator Roberta Sautter at for more information about local EfM groups.

LifeCycles: The Diocese of California is also proud to be a partner with LeaderResources to make the LifeCycles comprehensive adult formation program available for free. Similar in scope to the EfM curriculum, it is designed to be delivered in flexible six-unit adult study modules which cover the basics of scriptures, church history, theology, and spirituality.

Cursillo is a weekend immersion in Christian spirituality and community, which is offered several times a year in varied locations. All who wish to deepen their Christian understanding and commitment are welcome.

Eucharistic Ministry and Visiting training is powerful Christian formation for meaningful lay ministries. Face to face training is offered several times a year in various locations around the diocese; 6-8 weeks of advance preparation using downloadable workbooks is a prerequisite for the on-site training.

Other good curriculum resources for adults can be found here or by visiting the Episcopal Resource Center.

For more resources about adult Christian Formation, contact Amy Cook,