The Potter and the Clay: A Metaphor for Faith Formation
By Ashley Grant and Videography by Jim Altieri
The Faith Formation Leadership Development Team has been reflecting on Faith Formation for a few years at the CT Conference, considering how we can develop leadership within our church communities. In the discernment of this web platform, the metaphor of the potter and the clay emerged alongside conversations on faith formation. Creating a piece of pottery from first vision to beautiful and useful vessel grasps the scope of our hope for each person in his or her faith formation.
Contributor, Rev. Ashley Grant, traveled to Trevor Youngberg's pottery in Woodbridge, CT to explore the metaphor of the potter and the clay. Youngberg is the ceramics instructor for Trumbull High school, and also the son of Rev. Stan Youngberg, UCC pastor in the New Haven Association.
Visit the site and read while you watch to give yourself a faith formative meditation. www.ctucc.org/potterandclay
Check back for more videos in the series!
And, check out My Summer as a Young Woman of Faith by Megan McCaskill!
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