Ongoing Ministerial Development & Resources: Adults

OLFF staff curated examples of webinars, articles, and books that may be helpful to those serving as catechetical or youth ministry leaders in parishes.

Resources by Topic

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Forming Adults


Online subscription service from The Augustine Institute

On-demand access to videos, programs, books related to the Catholic Faith. Individuals and parishes may subscribe. Resources available in English and Spanish.

GEMS: Great Endeavors Mined and Shared

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP online archive

Monthly newsletter focused on best practices in adult faith formation; Option to subscribe for monthly email.

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

USCCB Online Document 

Vision and guidance from the U.S. Bishops on the primacy of adult faith formation, its goals, and the strategies to walk with people toward mature, explicit, and fruitful relationships with Christ and the Church.

Small Faith Community Models

Archdiocese of Atlanta webpage

List of 8 different models for small faith sharing groups with focus, description, and suggested meeting frequency.

Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Archdiocese of Dubuque website

Curated links to resources for use with small faith-sharing groups

U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults

USCCB book

National catechism to aid and guide individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. (You can purchase the book or access it online for free.) Link.