Forma | A Ministry of ECF, 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, Presbyterian, and Catholic communities. Forma is a ministry of Episcopal Church Foundation, a 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!!
The Episcopal Church Foundation is an independent, lay-led organization that helps congregations, dioceses and other Episcopal communities of faith engage in visioning and planning, develop leadership and raise and manage resources for ministry. ECF’s programs, products, and services help congregations respond to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century. …Read More »
Forma | A Ministry of ECF celebrates, equips, supports and connects leaders who form followers of Jesus. - Ephesians 4:11-16
Forma | A Ministry of ECF 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 wi…Read More »
A Word from the Forma Council Chair
It is my great honor to serve as your 2020 council chair for Forma. Never in a million years could I imagine that I would be called to serve in this role during a season of such extreme loss and change within the Church and world.
Over the past months, I have watched alongside you, the unimaginable horror, sadness, fear, and confusion as a wo…
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 »
Advocacy has been at the heart of Forma’s mission since its founding and continues to be an important part of its work to this day. Forma serves as an advocate for formation ministries and those who are engaged in formation work throughout the Church. We advocate for robust formation ministries at the local, diocesan and denominational levels, and as the largest professional or…Read More »