TENETS OF KADOSH ADULT FORMATION
Ritual is formative. Though the topic may change, the liturgy remains the same. We are gathered and centered with the same words from Scripture each week and we are called out into the world with those same words. While each movement is uniquely expressed from class to class, the six liturgical movements remain the same. Participants begin to see our gathering, not only as Christian formation, but also as a time of worship.
Technology is a partner. Our team utilizes various technological advances to help enhance liturgical movement. As smart phones are now widely used at all socio-economic levels, we selectively use them for anonymous poll-by-text. Instead of books or handouts, our liturgy is projected onto the wall. We utilize video and audio available on the web, view images, icons, and online data, as well as integrate appropriate curriculum available for purchase. As we adapt and adopt new technology though, we are also mindful and intentional about relational connections face-to-face. This is built into our liturgy through guided neighborly and group discussions.
Remain accessible. Our team recognizes that religious communities can no longer assume consistent attendance and participation, even from parish “veterans.” Effective Christian formation today combines stand-alone classes with noticeable consistency from week to week. The consistent liturgy provides comfort and the ability for a newcomer to readily enter “mid-season.” Our liturgical norms also enable the lapsed to more naturally reenter formation. The liturgy also enables those who need to arrive late or leave early to do so fairly seamlessly.
Formation is Collaborative. This begins with voter participation. Of three selected topics, the class decides which one we should discuss next week. During the “self” movement of the liturgy, all voices are anonymously offered through streamed texting. During the “neighbor” movement of the liturgy, space is allotted for all to discuss the given topic. The fruit of these discussions are then heard by the larger community gathered. We all respond to Scripture and theological quotes during the “divine” movement of the liturgy. Outside of the actual liturgy, the facilitator of the session always prepares with a co-facilitator during the week and the community is solicited to generate the topic “bank” that we pick from. All of this underscores the reality that we all contribute to formation. Not only that, it creates a distinct sense of ownership with all participants.
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