Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Julie Jochum Gartrell
Technology has been underutilized in nontraditional academic settings like faith formation programs, but there is a place for it if implemented appropriately. While traditions of the Catholic Church uphold certain aesthetic standards and ways of participating in Mass, nothing says the ways in which children are taught about the Mass have to remain stagnant. This research revolves around the evolution of formal faith formation in church settings and how technology can play a role in its growth to engage youth in churches. The findings indicate a need for further change in faith formation in order to fully connect with the youth it tries to impact. The project is a mobile app developed specifically for youth groups and youth group leaders to adhere to policies in a safe environment while connecting with one another online. The goal of the app is to bridge the gap between the tradition of churches and their elders and the modernity of the youth that inhabit the spaces through the provision of a platform in which students can interact with religious content and ask the questions they may not have the resources to ask otherwise.
Community Building, Technology, Faith Formation
Bernardy, Lindsey, "The Effective Use of Technology in Faith Formation Programs" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 962.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects