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Growing in Faith

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19-20

Wherever you are on your path, from the merely curious to the learned theologian, from young child to retiree, we offer tools to help you Grow in Faith.

Lifelong Christian Formation

As we grow in our faith in God, we become participants in lifelong Christian formation. This is not a single class or event—not a checkmark or task to be accomplished–but an ongoing path that shapes, or forms, us as followers of Jesus Christ. In a lifelong journey of formation, we seek to engage people of all ages in relationship with Jesus; equip people with faith practices and learning; empower people to follow God’s calling in their lives; and encourage people by walking with them in their faith journeys. We are all called to be followers of Jesus Christ, at home, as individuals and in families, and in communities of faith all around the Diocese of New Jersey.

Growing Your Church

In the Diocese of New Jersey, church growth starts with a focus on increasing people’s commitment to following Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives.

As men, women, youth and children grow in faith and Christian leadership, church becomes a place where Jesus actively transforms people’s lives. That energizes members to share what they’ve found with those not yet in the church.

Our tools and resources keep you from making common mistakes and put your energy where it will be most effective.

School for Ministry

… a program that forms lay leaders and candidates for ordination, preparing them for new or renewed servant leadership in our diocese. The School for Ministry incorporates academic study (online), spiritual formation, and the development of practical skills for ministry.

We are as clay in the hands of the master potter,
who forms us for ministry and gives us purpose.