Catholic Faith Technologies Offers
Free Online Faith Formation
Catholic Faith Technologies wants to keep
dioceses, parishes, schools, and families safe and productive during the pandemic.
To serve those preventing the spread of the coronavirus by voluntarily
isolating or entering quarantine, CFT is offering as many resources as possible
to meet faith formation needs.
Jay Breeden, President of CFT adds, “While technology
allows us to offer online learning, what we’re hearing from many parents and
educators is they don’t know how to start! Our day to day business is helping
dioceses, parishes, and schools to maximize engagement, faith formation,
certifications, centralized communications, and more. And we can help you to
achieve some of your formation and development goals now – for free. To make that process easier and supply the
support you need to deliver your formation learning, we’ve created a series of
resource videos to help you get started.”
During this time, CFT is serving the
faith by providing:
Grade School - FREE Faith and Life*
courses through the generosity of Ignatius Press for those students soon
celebrating Confirmation, First Communion, or enrolled in on-site religious
High School - FREE Didache* series courses
and online materials in partnership with the Midwest Theological Forum
that will allow students to continue their studies at home.
Adult Formation - FREE Faith Foundations*
courses from My Catholic Faith Delivered.
Professional Development - We offer
online courses brought to you by Catholic Distance University and network of
partner dioceses, these are also available on My Catholic Faith Delivered or
through your diocesan formation office.
For those schools already scheduled for NCEA IFG
- ACRE or Adult Survey - testing, we are supporting rescheduling the assessment
window or converting to the online version.
Baptism Matters, the new
baptism-preparation program from RENEW International. Wherever you are
sheltering, you will be able to view online modules for parish staff and
baptism teams. Topics include baptism as initiation into a community; welcoming
young parents in ways that invite them to become engaged in parish life;
accommodating the diverse backgrounds and circumstances of our families; and
focusing all parish activity on “mission” rather than “maintenance.”
To learn more visit: http://faithformation.zohosites.com/
“During times like this, people turn to their faith. It is comforting and it
helps to normalize their lives. To reduce disruption for students in faith
formation and other others partaking in faith-based learning, we are glad to be
able to provide sense of continuity through our online platform. Especially now,
it’s the best way for us to continue our mission to serve the Church and we are
so thankful to our partners for allowing us to bring these courses to you.”
Built for a higher purpose – And this is
CFT was built
to help dioceses streamline and scale all mission-critical initiatives while
creating touch points for each parish and school to maximize engagement, faith
formation, certifications, centralized communications, and more. This mission
is not one to be put on hold due to a global emergency. The very nature of our
offering makes it possible to continue consistent communications, integrated
learning, and community engagement without disruption.
Because CFT’s operations are not
dependent on any single physical location, we can ensure continuity of service
and access to online content no matter where you are.
have questions on any of these updates, we are always happy to hear from you
and welcome the opportunity for a conversation – firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Courses offered free of charge through June 30, 2020 at which time access
Contact: Jay Breeden
| (866) 712-9906