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Faith Formation in a Secular Age | Andy Root

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Why is faith formation so difficult? We’re confronted at every turn with the narrative of decline, the rise of the nones, the constant refrain to Pastors and churches that “the world is changing.” But the most fundamental challenge facing the church today is that God is no longer an assumed reality. How might ministry, the church, and the role of the pastor need to shift when belief in God and transcendence is optional? What is faith in a secular age? And how can we help form it?

Join us for an afternoon of conversation and exploration of how each of us can form and strengthen our own individual faith and come alongside God as the church is reshaped in this secular age. Expect to come away with a renewed sense of hope for the future of our faith communities.

A virtual option will also be available. Space is limited.

To register for free, contact Annette Schmidt aschmidt001@luthersem.edu or (651) 641-3431 by March 11.

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Andrew Root, Ph.D., is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture, and younger generations.

His most recent books are “The Congregation in a Secular Age” (Baker, 2021), “The End of Youth Ministry?” (Baker, 2020), “The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God” (Baker, 2019), and “Faith Formation in a Secular Age” (Baker, 2017). Visit his website at andrewroot.org.


March 19
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Living Water Lutheran Church
9201 E Happy Valley Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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