Catechumenate: Adult Christian Formation
The catechumenate is a process for adult Christian formation dating back to the early days of the church. This formational process has been reclaimed by the church as a way to prepare adults for baptism, as well as for confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church. This course will examine the history and basic principles of the catechumenate and will explore ways in which leaders can develop a catechumenate program for use in parishes today.
The Rev. Dr. Melissa Hartley is the Associate University Chaplain at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she coordinates worship for All Saints’ Chapel and teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at the School of Theology. Melissa is an Episcopal priest from the Diocese of Atlanta and has served parishes in Georgia, New York, and New Jersey. She holds the following degrees: B.A., University of the South; M.Div., S.T.M., General Theological Seminary; Ph.D. (Liturgical Studies), Drew University.