Kim Sweeney

"The Future of Faith Formation: Moving from Me to We"

Today’s reformation within Unitarian Universalism calls for the centering of faith formation in the mission of our communities of faith. We are being invited to engage the entire congregation in faith formation, bringing certitude to the word of UU leader Connie Goodbread, “Faith development is all we do. Unitarian Universalism is the faith we teach. The congregation is the curriculum.” Moving from me to we takes us away from a consumer oriented model of congregational life, to a mission focused vision for a multicultural, multiracial and multigenerational embodiment of Unitarian Universalism.

Kim Sweeney is a credentialed Religious Educator and independent consultant who worked for seven years as the Lead for Faith Formation and Safe Congregations on the UUA’s New England Regional staff team. She is the author of The Death of Sunday School and The Future of Faith Formation and the founder of Courageous Faith Consulting. Kim brings an indomitable spirit, contagious hope, and a willingness to embrace change.