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.


February 8, 2010

Jo Gantzer has been appointed provincial coordinator for Province V effective Feb. 1, according to the Rev. Canon Alan James, provincial president, in a letter sent to the province's executive committee. Gantzer, who serves as associate...

May 1, 2007

The National Episcopal conference for single adults -- Solo Flight -- will assemble for its annual meeting in the Smoky Mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina, August 31-September 3. Themed "Flying Solo -- on pilgrimage," the...

February 14, 2007

Last Monday, President Bush sent his FY 2008 budget request to Congress. The continuing cost of war in Iraq and Afghanistan – as much as $145.2 billion this coming year – seriously reduces the resources available to respond to human...


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...

English and Spanish color versions of the Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation for poster-sized printing.


An independent not-for-profit institution that offers seminars for congregational leaders both clergy and laity on topics such as congregational transformation, planning, and leadership.

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.