These resources are about supporting new roles in leadership - the Architect, the Curator, and the Digital Designer, as defined by John Roberto in his article - An Agenda for the Future of Faith Formation, John Roberto says we must embrace new roles of leadership. Roberto says:
We need to develop new leadership roles to match with the new approaches to faith formation in the twenty- first century. We are blending “traditional” roles like developing religious content, designing programming, managing programming, and teaching/facilitating programming with three new roles: Architect, Curator, and Digital Designer.
In the article Roberto describes these three roles:
- Learning architects design and/or identify environments which can become settings for faith formation, e.g., homes, workplaces, coffee shops, online communities, and more. We can design content and experiences to “deliver” to that setting.
- Curators of religious content and experiences engage in finding and identifying high quality content in all formats, matching it with the needs of people, providing the content on a digital platform (and in gathered settings), and engaging people with the content. When there is an abundance of content, our role shifts from creator to curator.
- Designers of digital platforms (websites, social media) connect with each other, access content, engage in learning activities, and more. These platforms provide 24x7 faith formation.