Adult Formation & Lifelong Learning

Faith formation happens! Be it intentional or unintentional, every life experience can be an energizing and provocative opportunity to live out our Baptismal Covenant. The question for the teacher/learner, learner /teacher is how we might celebrate this revelation in ways which empower adults to live counter culturally in a world which puts the secular life above a faith filled life. It is time to connect and rejoice in the transformative actions taking place in our communities and together explore new possibilities.

Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.

Articles

Sunday, October 19 is Proper 24, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: Giving to God Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22 Once again, people who opposed Jesus and his message are trying to entrap...

Sunday, October 12 is Proper 23, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. Gospel Lesson: We Are Invited Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14 This is the final parable that Jesus gives in the temple, and it is...

Sunday, October 5 is Proper 22, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. You may also be interested in downloading our St. Francis Day resources, which include a Blessing of the Animals and a Eucharistic...

Today’s blog post is devoted to remembering the life and ministry of Janie Stevens. Janie was an early supporter of formation ministries in The Episcopal Church and friend and mentor to many of us over the years. We are all deeply...

Mary Perrin is the rector of St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a vital, joy-filled, generous community in the Diocese of Western Michigan. Mary also serves on the diocesan Standing Committee and on The Episcopal...

Sunday, September 28 is Proper 21, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament. You may also be interested in downloading our St. Francis Day resources, which include a Blessing of the Animals and a Eucharistic...

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In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day on October 12 and Native American Month in November, The...

“This is the season to roll out new programs and test drive newly purchased curricula,” said...

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For the first time in 2012, the “generations” of the Episcopal Church gathered as one organized Booth to be represented at General Convention. This was intended to both present a new way of being church that breaks down generational...

The first section introduces some theological assumptions and tools for the design of liturgy as well as the full inclusion of all in the community of faith. Intended to be starting places, the readings, prayers, and liturgies in the...

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Forma is an association and dynamic community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners that celebrates and upholds the diverse ministries of Christian formation across the the Episcopal Church.