Christian religious education provides the content, processes, and
settings to empower the church’s mission in the world—a mission that
includes health care, peace with justice, and disciple-making
ministries. Today, the field Christian Education is clear about its
tasks of helping form and nurture faith that is then embodied in
faithful practices. Research studies on Christian faith practices show
how participating in Christian community undergirds and complements
thoughtful living through one’s life.
With an emphasis on practices and mission, this book offers readers
concrete ways to empower vital faith formation in congregations as it
describes current trends, which include richer diversity,
entrepreneurial spirit, and interfaith dialog. This book will also help
prepare students for leadership in the Church universal and in the field
of Christian Education.