Human Development & Growth in Faith – 3 Saturdays

Human Development & Growth in Faith – 3 Saturdays

3 SATURDAYS:  25 April,  16 May  and  13 June 2015 

TutorAnn-Marie Ryan, MTh, MBPsSAnn-Marie Ryan


This course is open to all and will be of particular interest to those engaged in the various pastoral ministries within the Church.  It aims to give an overview of Human Personality Development focusing, in particular, on lifespan theories of Human and Faith Development and at the influence one may have on the other.


Introduction to Human Personality Development and Erikson’s Lifespan Theory: ‘The Eight Stages of Man’.  Infancy.  The Play Age. Early School Age.  Development of Identity during Adolescence.


Young Adulthood.  Being Married/Being Single.  Adulthood.  Middle Age.  Old Age.

How Faith Grows:  Introduction to James Fowler:  ‘Seven Stages of Faith Development’.


Is this Faith?  Critique of James Fowler’s Theory and some alternative theories.

Adulthood and Learning:  Individual Difference in Learning and Group Learning – The Learning Cycle.  Adult Learning and Church Cultures.

THREE SATURDAYS: 10.00am – 4.00pm   from APRIL 25

Course Fee: £180

N.B.  Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

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