Forma is the Network for Christian Formation for the Episcopal Church and beyond. We have members from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. We work ecumenically with several denominations including the Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, and Catholic communities. Forma is an independent 501(c)3 and is independent of the Episcopal Church, and yet, closely partnered with the Office for Formation Ministries at The Episcopal Church office.
Forma members and partners are . . .
. . . members of the body of Christ accepting the call to ministry extended to us in our baptismal covenant
. . . ministers of the church—both ordained and lay
. . . paid and non-paid professionals—part-time and full-time—with responsibility for Christian formation for children, youth, and adults
. . . Episcopal educators who hold positions in local parishes, regional or diocesan offices, seminaries and other Christian education institutions
. . . consultants, camp and conference coordinators, publishers, advisers, and resource coordinators in the area of Christian formation
. . . congregations, diocese, resource providers, and other institutions that value formation ministry and partner with Forma in its mission
. . . we are YOU—welcome!!
At Forma we celebrate, equip, support and connect leaders who form followers of Jesus. - Ephesians 4:11-16
Forma is a community of...
Love and Care: We share God’s love and care for others by fostering connection, celebration, hospitality, and reconciliation.
Creativity and Wonder: We explore God’s creation with curiosity by encouraging openness,…Read More »
Get to know the board and Executive Director of Forma. Click an image to see board term for that individual. Note: Ex-Officio seats have no terms.
Forma was founded in 1997 when a group of Episcopal Christian educators gathered with a vision to create a place where those directly responsible for Christian formation of children, youth, and adults could share resources and support one another in their ministries. First incorporated under the name NAECED (the National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors), i…Read More »
As part of its mission, Forma promotes the importance of lifelong Christian formation across The Episcopal Church, including advocating for robust and adequate resources for formation ministries at the local, diocesan and church-wide level. There are many ways Forma accomplishes this goal, including:
- being a presence at the triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church…