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dc.contributor.authorBuchanan, Andrew D.
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T15:52:19Z
dc.date.available2019-04-15T15:52:19Z
dc.date.issued2019-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11005/3743
dc.description.abstractThe demands of parish ministry on clergy often preclude considered and well-planned approaches to parish-wide catechesis. Additionally, a muddled understanding of confirmation (in our prayer book tradition, the ecumenical scene, and our national canons) leaves confirmation open for competing theologies. Laity and clergy often view confirmation as an opportunity for catechesis, but because the rite is derivative of baptism it cannot be that opportunity and should instead be a celebration of the lifelong formation that has already occurred, as well as a communal affirmation that the Holy Spirit will continue to bless and sustain the confirmands in their unfolding journey. This project details how Galilee Church in Virginia Beach has engaged in a comprehensive formation program for children, and how this program supersedes and replaces a traditional confirmation class. It further details the importance of attending to a variety of factors in order to create an environment for successful catechesis. Finally, it considers opportunities from with both the Prayer Book tradition and the historical Catechumenate for future development of adult formation in the parish setting.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipRt. Rev. Dr. Joe Burnetten_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectSchool of Theology Thesis 2019en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of the South, School of Theologyen_US
dc.subjectCatechesisen_US
dc.subjectConfirmationen_US
dc.subjectFormation program for childrenen_US
dc.subjectGalilee Episcopal Church, Virginia Beach, Virginiaen_US
dc.titleToward More Effective Catechesis: Models of Discipleship at Galilee Episcopal Churchen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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