JustFaith, our flagship program, empowers participants to develop a passion and thirst for a compassionate commitment to their church, community, and world. It prepares them for and energizes them in the work of social ministry.
It is available in two versions, one for the larger Christian community and one for Catholic parishes that highlights themes of Catholic social teaching. It has been used in over 1,800 parishes, churches, and organizations—involving 30,000 people.
JustFaith focuses on engagement in the life of Jesus and the call to be about God’s dream of justice and compassion in a world scarred by the domestic and global crisis called poverty. Small faith-sharing groups of 8–15 people employ a tapestry of learning opportunities that emphasize and enliven the healing work of God’s compassion found in Scripture, church history and teachings, and faithful witnesses.
Participants are exposed to, not only a substantive course of study, but are also afforded the privilege of becoming community with other participants and sharing a spiritual journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging.
Both versions of JustFaith typically are facilitated by church members, meaning it does not create added responsibilities for parish or church staff. The program can also be adapted for use in other settings including diocesan-sponsored programs, social services agencies, and existing small faith communities.
The JustFaith program registration fee for a church, parish, or hosting organization is $325.
This fee includes access to:
JustFaith Ministries offers all of its programs in partnership with:
With additional support from Maryknoll and Catholic Charities USA.
Between JustFaith Catholic and JustFaith?
JustFaith Catholic highlights the themes of Catholic social teaching, primarily the option for the poor. It integrates the Catholic Church’s teachings through its history, encyclicals and other doctrine.
JustFaith honors the various Protestant traditions by highlighting and providing exposure to multiple denominations’ rich histories. JustFaith has been most popular with these denominations:
Also, faith-based nonprofits with employees from various faith traditions have used both versions as a mission integration tool for their staff.
For the 2013-2014 program year, the program and session length are designed differently for each version. Be sure to visit each program page to discover the right format for your community.