Creating Learning Environments for Mature Adults that Foster Creativity and Faith Formation

From: Volume 5, Issue 2: Fall 2008, Ministry by and for Those Beyond the Age of 55 Pages 321-329


Fostering creativity and faith formation with mature adults in church settings is a crucial task facing congregations across denominations. Our task is to create learning environments that invite participants to participate in transformative teaching and learning that leads to more faithful living. Such emancipatory education involves open and dialogical experiences where deep listening, on-going reflection and mutual respect are practiced. Being free to raise hard questions and to explore "what if" possibilities can help older adults grow in faith and in discipleship that offers compassion and works for justice.



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