At First Lutheran, we understand ourselves as disciples, students of Jesus in constant training throughout our life. In other words, we are lifelong learners. As we mature and grow wiser through lived experiences, we encounter scripture, faith, church and God differently than the ways we did as children. This means there is transformation. If this is true, then First Lutheran is on track with our Framework for Transformational Learning: A Lifelong Learning Plan.
Our framework has grown out of our need to articulate why and how we do what we do with learning (Christian education). We need guideposts to help us see how disciples learn, grow and transform throughout their faith life. Key elements of our framework builds relationships, fosters critical thinking and awareness of the world around us, promotes and takes place in experiential and service opportunities and leads us to always ask questions and construct knowledge in community. The First Lutheran Church Framework for Transformational Learning highlights the fact that learning does not stop with the acquisition of knowledge, but then flows into the application of that which has been learned, and further into how what we have learned informs and shapes our attitudes and behaviors. This framework puts our vision of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” into action.
Pastor Justin will share the Framework for Transformational Learning and seek your input at this Sunday’s Adult Forum session. It will be held from 9:30-10:25 am in the Chapel