The Faith Formation Committee was established by Synod 2007 and appointed by the Board of Trustees (check out the mandate). The committee took seriously their call to engage congregations and classes in dialogue about current practices of baptism, the Lord’s Supper (especially as it relates to children’s participation), and profession of faith—with an eye toward deepening, revitalizing, and celebrating in community each of these milestones that mark a person’s faith journey and life of discipleship.
For a closer look at their calling, check out one pastor’s summary of the committee’s purpose and work—written as a way of informing his congregation and inviting their interest and participation in these issues.
The future of Faith Formation
The work of the Faith Formation Committee is now completed, but the task is not finished. This website will continue to offer congregations further support and resources, especially around the decision of Synod 2011 to welcome covenant children to the sacrament of communion.
As churches develop a clearer understanding of how faith develops and how it may be nurtured by the family and the congregation, particularly by means of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, it is our hope that the legacy of this committee's work will lead to joyful affirmation of our baptisms, to celebration of the Lord's Supper in all of the richness that 1 Corinthians 11 suggests, and to a revitalization of our practice of profession of faith.
We hope that this website will continue to serve as a resource for churches in their efforts to join Christ in the work of transforming lives and growing His kingdom. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.