Attending a Forma Conference is a win for you personally … and a win for your church. This conference has consistently been a valuable ministry experience to those clergy and lay persons who attend. Here are a few solid reasons I hope you will be plan to join me.
- Conferences bring people together whether it’s at a lunch table or a workshop. Be surrounded by people who care deeply about the same things you care deeply about.
- Learning from well-respected leaders in the area of spiritual formation who passionately want to share the vision that God has placed on their hearts. This can spark a fire in your church that carries on far beyond the event.
- Encourage yourself to keep why you do what you do in sight. What first burned inside your heart at the beginning of your ministry might be needing the fuel a Forma Conference can offer.
- The Episcopal Church (us) can learn from Forma, read what Christian Educator Sharon Ely-Pearson has to say.
- In anticipation of several churches being interested in sending one or more representatives (clergy and Lay) to the January Forma Conference five onsite and five online free-to-you registrations have been reserved at the group rate. Adding more would be the best possible “problem” to solve.
“Called to Covenant” will take place on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. Four plenaries focused on how we are called through Micah 6:8, to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God” will be offered in addition to participants charting their own course each day from a list of workshops and panels.
Three excellent pre-conference workshops are also available: Operationalizing the Baptismal Covenant: From Personal Discipleship to Mutual Ministry; Music That Makes Community Paperless Singing Workshop; and Understanding Suicide Risks, Warning Signs, and Strategies for Prevention.
Formational ministry is for everyone – laity and ordained. Because the number of free registrations is limited, it’s important to know who is interested as soon as possible. Explore the Forma Conference further and reach out to Kim Snodgrass for information on how you and yours can take advantage of the free registrations available by October 30, 2022.