Forma 2022: The Church for Today and Tomorrow
Join us for a virtual gathering
January 18-20, 2022
Early Bird Registration (September 13-October 17) - $120
Individual Registration (beginning October 18) - $130
Discounted Group Registrations Available through Institutional Packages - $1,500 to $3,000
If you are attending as part of a diocese or institution registration, follow links for individual registrations above and have your discount access code ready.
Forma Conference 2022 is an opportunity for Forma, a ministry of ECF, to encourage and develop Christian educators, inside and outside the Episcopal tradition, to grow in how they educate and minister. This year, our theme is "The Church for Today and Tomorrow." During our time together, we have chosen to dive into five aspects of our lives in ministry that we believe are integral for our understanding of the Church for today and tomorrow. We will look at formation as it relates to Social Justice, Intergenerational Ministry, the idea of Letting Go, Hybridization, and Re-Imagining Sabbath. We hope to continue to share our vision for this conference as we secure speakers and workshops. The Church offers so much for the world today and we are shaping what she offers for tomorrow as well. Come learn and vision with us at Forma 2022.
Social Justice - over the last few years we have started to shed a light on the deeply rooted inequalities and experiences that keep us from fully celebrating the diversity of our Forma community. We will discuss creative ways of engaging social justice issues that engage healing, reconciliation, and fullness in the Body of Christ.
Intergenerational Ministry - as the church changes we have seen more demand for true intergenerational experiences that encourage all people in their Baptismal faith. We will explore ideas for this key feature of Christian community both in practice and paradigms of intergenerational ministry.
Letting Go - as we begin to emerge from the last two years of ‘doing ministry differently’ - what do we keep, what do we let go and how do we determine which is which? Our conversations will reflect on both personal practices and ministry.
Hybridization - technology has changed the way we interact with our communities of faith and the way we do ministry. Hybridization, however, remains difficult to pull off in effective ways. We will discuss avenues and opportunities for building thriving hybrid opportunities for our congregations and those that go beyond the walls of the church.
Re-Imagining Sabbath - there is a lot of focus in popular culture on self-care, yet for many in ministry, the concept of Sabbath has disappeared over the last two years. We want to engage in conversations centered on re-discovering Sabbath in our lives and what that looks like for the future of our lives in ministry.
The Rev. Isaiah "Shaneequa" Brokenleg will deliver the keynote address at the conference.
Shaneequa) is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Nation)
and grew up in South Dakota. From a cultural perspective, she believes we
are all related and, as such, we are all called to be “good relatives” to one
another. As a winktè, Shaneequa believes that she is called to be a
healer and move communities in the direction of positive
change. From an academic perspective, she has a Masters of Public Health
degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health as well as a
Masters of Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Shaneequa is the Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation at the Episcopal
Church. She is passionate about social justice, and working to end the
structural oppression/violence that hurts us all.
Note: Refunds will not be given for this event. We invite you to donate your ticket to our scholarship ticket pool if you are unable to participate. For more information please contact [email protected]
Institutional Participants for Forma 2022:
- Diocese of Atlanta
- Diocese of California
- Episcopal Church in Colorado
- Diocese of Hawai'i
- Episcopal Church in Minnesota
- Episcopal Church in New Hampshire
- Diocese of North Carolina
- Diocese of Olympia: Episcopal Church in Western Washington
- Diocese of The Rio Grande
- Diocese of Southern Virginia
- Diocese of Texas
- Diocese of Virginia
- Diocese of Washington
- Virginia Theological Seminary
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 with curiosity by encouraging openness, playfulness and stewardship.
- Formation and Education: We equip the saints for ministry by forming Christian leaders who will shape the Church.
- Integrity and Dignity: We act with authenticity and integrity by respecting the dignity of every human being.
- Honor and Call: We discern and honor the gifts God has given each of us by listening and answering God’s call.