Adult religious education provides an opportunity for ongoing development enabling adults to examine their relationship with God and to understand their humanity. It enables them to become aware of God's activity in their lives and leads them to strive for deeper maturity as they reach out to others, society and the world.
A variety of learning approaches and processes are needed to make adult religious education effective. These include lectures, reflection, analysis, discussion, journaling, case studies and role playing. Adult education also needs to take into account fellowship and mutual support because adults do not attend classes for information. They attend for socializing and interaction. What they talk about among themselves before and after a session may be as important as what they hear in the formal session.